BRC RECOVERY BLOG

Gloucester Police Department is Making a Difference

Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello BRC proudly joined the Gloucester Police Department’s ANGEL Initiative Earlier this year, BRC proudly joined the Gloucester Police Department’s ANGEL Initiative. The ANGEL Initiative was designed to reduce the number of overdoses in Massachusetts by providing a person suffering from the...

3 Stages of Recovery with Marsha Stone

http://benchmarkcenter.wistia.com/medias/beqqfm4isv?embedType=seo&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=954 The BRC Recovery program The BRC Recovery program is designed as a three stage process. The first stage of that process is the Residential Program. It’s a 90-day minimum stay. Every resident is assigned a recovery manager that works with them and works with their...

Maladacious

I have heard the terms malady, spiritual malady, internal condition, untreated alcoholism, but until recently I had never heard the word "maladacious"! Even as I type, my spellcheck doesn't recognize it. My friend, in defense of her use of the word said to me-...

Bullet Points and Bottom Lines

  Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe....Voltaire To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible...Thomas Aquinas     I am not a great storyteller. I am more comfortable speaking directly- in bullet...

Being Still

Being Still And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone ~Big Book, page 84 Be still and know that I am ~Bible, Psalm 46:10 My trust in a higher power that wants me to survive and have love in my life, is what keeps me moving forward... ~Kenny Loggins At a...

Painting Over Insecurity

Most people approach new situations with joy, excitement, and anticipation. BRC Recovery took the female residents on an outing this week that was no different. Looking around the art studio, I observed carefree conversations, laughter, and merriment. The excitement for me, however, was short-lived. Waiting...

The Pieces of Vulnerability

Just like pieces to a jigsaw puzzle, I take the lessons God presents in my life and connect them to create a cohesive picture. The pieces to my life puzzle this week: -“Triumph of the inner spirit” While sharing his story at BRC Recovery, Mike...

BRC Recovery: A Sense of Community During Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery

On Saturday, March 9, current residents of BRC Recovery, Alumni, family and proud members of Austin’s Recovery Community gathered at the Mark Houston Hall to hear former Program Director Audrey C. tell her story. My house manager said to me once that you know...

close