BRC RECOVERY BLOG

continuum of care

Transition and Continuum of Care

Sobriety is a lifelong endeavor. The idea of having to do something for the rest of your life-even if you recognize your very life depends on it- is difficult for the alcoholic ego to accept. When looking to the future the ego cleverly seeks...

CBT

Our Thoughts Create Our Reality: A CBT Approach

I was first introduced to evidence based Cognitive-Behavioral therapy (CBT) in grad school, around the same time I had my first panic attack.  Because the attack occurred in a car, my brain perceived the car as the threat so it generalized” and began to...

healthy work-life balance during COVID-19

How to Create a Healthy Work-Life Balance During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has changed everyday life for nearly everyone across the country. Employees are working remotely, children are learning virtually, and safety precautions have become the normal procedure, even during a routine trip to the grocery store. These are stressful and challenging times....

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World Mental Health Day

Real recovery means focusing on good mental health every day. That can be challenging, of course, especially given the stressful times we are in now. On World Mental Health Day, which is Saturday, October 10, we emphasize the need for everyone to be able...

they have to want it

They Have To Want It…?

I recently celebrated ten years of employment at BRC. Being an alumnus of the program myself, I have a lot of gratitude for the program that provided me with a solution to my addiction and taught me how to live life once again. Working...

trauma

Treating Complex Trauma: An EMDR and IFS approach

What designates a person’s trauma history as complex? No trauma experience is “easy” or “simple”, but this term refers to prolonged, repeated experiences in interpersonal relationships lasting over time.  Usually originating in childhood, these events are often difficult to escape from, and can include...

Dust Settles, We Don’t!

A Letter from Our Founder I find myself sitting on a plane headed back to Austin, having just completed my first work trip of 2020. It feels strange to even type that in that we have officially entered Fall. But, as I look around the...

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