BRC RECOVERY BLOG

Tears into Determination

DETERMINATION Throughout the course of my journey in recovery there have been ups and downs, times of joy, and times of tribulation. One of the greatest joys of my recovery is the fact that my two oldest sons have joined me on this journey. I...

Waking Up

BRC Recovery My name is Caroline H., and I am a Recovery Coach with the Women’s Segue Program of BRC Recovery. During my active alcoholism one of the most painful parts of each day for me was waking up. I still very clearly remember the...

Life is a Privilege

Three years ago Three years ago, as I sat alone paralyzed by fear on yet another seedy motel bathroom floor, I was wondering why I had to experience a level of inexplicable internal pain for what seemed like so many years. The only explanation my...

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...

SpirMal

Overheard from a friend a few weeks ago, “My SpirMal went shopping today!” That caught my attention…SpirMal? What is that? I was quickly educated... SpirMal, as in, short for Spiritual Malady. Got it. I might not have known the term but I sure know something about...

Barton Springs Clean Up Service Work

On June 4th, the residents of the Women’s Program joined other volunteers to clean the Barton Springs Pool. Since recent flooding caused the pool to be closed, the women helped with weeding flowerbeds, aerating around trees, replacing washed away mulch, and relocating flood debris. From...

The Top 5 Reasons Alcohol Rehab Centers In Austin Are On The Rise

You may have noticed that recently the number of alcohol rehab centers and programs in Austin are on the rise. So why is this happening? There are actually numerous reasons for this, even though some may think the increase is due to the new...

A Life Worth Living

“Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” William James “Don’t give up before the miracle happens” AA Slogan (Fannie Flagg) The mind is a powerful thing -- capable of learning, understanding, reasoning, and creating many things. But for...

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...

Unity and Community: Vital Components of the Recovery Process

Community - a unified body of individuals; an interacting population of various individuals with a common characteristic or interest. At BRC Recovery, a culture of therapeutic community was established in 2006 and thrives to this day. During their stay as residents, each individual has an...

Delusion and Alcoholism: Cunning, Baffling and Powerful

"Remember that we deal with alcohol- cunning, baffling, powerful." The Big Book, 4th edition, Chapter 5, How it Works, page 58 Chronic relapse help for her daughter I had an occasion recently to be on the phone with a distraught mother seeking chronic relapse help for...

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