BRC RECOVERY BLOG

12-STEP RECOVERY: WHY YOU NEED TO MAKE AMENDS

The consequences of drug and alcohol abuse don’t just affect the addicted person–they spill over into every area of a person’s life, causing the most amount of damage to their relationships. In the 12-step program, steps eight and nine are all about making amends and repairing the relationships...

self esteem tips

5 QUICK EXERCISES TO RAISE YOUR SELF-ESTEEM

We’ve already discussed that this May is Mental Health Month, and have covered some of the concerns specific to men’s experience of mental illness. Today, we’d like to explore the value of self-esteem: a topic often ignored by men’s health advocates, but one of utmost importance. WHY...

ptsd and relationships

PTSD and Relationships

When a loved one suffers a major trauma, it’s natural to comfort them. But if weeks or months go by with no sign of the affected party “getting over it,” your sympathy may dissipate, and you may lose all desire to continue a relationship...

big t trauma and little t trauma

Big T and Little T Trauma

For many years the impact of trauma was acknowledged through the presence of PTSD symptoms largely associated with experiencing war or sexual assault. However, trauma encompasses any distressing event or experience that affects a person’s ability to cope and function. We often recognize the...

narcissistic family recovery

Recovering from a Narcissistic Family

When looking at trauma through an attachment lens, I am privy to recognize how important early relationships with caregivers and family systems are in our development of attachment. Our relationships with our caregivers are integral in developing our concept of ourselves in relation to...

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