BRC RECOVERY BLOG

Spiritual Sandpaper

Opportunity To Do Some Service Work My name is Ricka Messerve, I am the Women’s Segue Supervisor. I have been sober for over six years and a loyal employee for BRC for nearly five years. I was recently given an opportunity to do some service work...

A Parent’s Perspective: The Dreaded Telephone Call

The Phone Call Every Parent Fears “I’m sorry—we found him too late. There is no hope.” “She overdosed last night and died early this morning.” The phone call every parent fears. While the vast majority of parents never receive it, parents of addicts have a greater probability...

A Parent’s Perspective: Embracing Uncertainty

Control Enthusiast I’m a recovering control freak (I like to think of it as “control enthusiast”) and a grateful Al-Anon. After spending 2014 in introspection, meditating and reading self-help books in an effort to learn more about myself and develop a motto for my life,...

The Joy of Sponsorship

BRC Recovery I was told that the key to happiness in sobriety was helping others. The way I understood that statement was this: As soon as I discharged from BRC Recovery I was going to get at least 8 men to sponsor and all of...

The Power of Surrender

I sat through a lecture at an addiction treatment conference As I sat through a lecture at an addiction treatment conference last year, I listened to a respected professional in the field speak about empowerment. She stated that the primary goal of the treatment center...

There is a Solution

Growing Up In A Town Growing up in a town right outside of Boston, MA, I always felt like I was shielded from the most dangerous elements of society and safe from harm. Warm summers, cool falls, snowy winters and crisp springs made New England...

2015 BRC Alumni Reunion Recap

October 10, 2015 We are grateful to all of our alumni, family, and friends that joined us on October 10, 2015 for an unforgettable evening, full of fun and fellowship, as we celebrated recovery together with our first ever alumni group photo. If you were...

Finding Stillness

The mind is a marvelous mechanism "The mind is a marvelous mechanism," to quote a friend Bill W. It can be a useful tool or a nagging liability, depending on the degree of inner stillness I am experiencing. Through the spiritual path outlined by the...

It’s Hard to Hate Up Close

My name is Marsha Stone, and I am a person in long term recovery. I am gratefully sober and serene today, but this was not always the case. For years I was in and out of rehabilitation facilities, desperately trying to arrest my illness,...

Anniversaries and Old T-Shirts

Marsha Stone celebrating her 1-year anniversary at BRC (formerly MHR) Mark Houston Recovery I was cleaning out my closet the other day and my eyes rested on all the work shirts I have. Short sleeves, long sleeves, button downs, hoodies, even tie dyes- all with Mark...

A Parent’s Perspective: Raising Your Children is Never Easy

Raising your children is never an easy task, but when you know they are in trouble and you can’t fix things, your heart shatters. I remember clearly the day my son said, “I need help Mom and I am ready for rehab.” I can’t...

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