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Drugs are not the problem. They are the solution.

Commonly referred to as a "drinking problem", "substance use disorder", "substance misuse", or a "drug problem", addiction to the non-addicted looks a lot like overindulgence of something that makes you…

Brook Retreat for Women: Sober, but miserable.

Sober, but miserable. Typically alcoholics are obsessed with the idea that outside factors are what's making life so unmanageable. Changing where I lived, worked, who I was around, the car…

Sober with a Solution

Typically alcoholics are obsessed with the idea that outside factors are what's making life so unmanageable. Changing where I lived, worked, who I was around, the car I drove seemed…

Freedom from Self Centeredness

    Most of my life I considered myself a considerate, self aware, down to earth person. Through writing a 4th Step inventory I discovered I was anything but. In…

Altruism and Empowerment in Addiction Recovery

Altruism and Long-Term Recovery Unemployed. Homeless. A burden on others. All of these circumstances and situations describe my life before getting sober. Immediately, I became a "patient, client, or someone's…

Gratitude in Addiction Recovery

  Gratitude in Addiction Recovery I want to take some time to look into some of the tools used at the Brook Retreat as means of helping people in early…

Family Support Groups

This post is dedicated to Family Support Groups.  What is a family support group? It is where people meet outside of their busy work/life schedule’s and talk about their loved…

Brook Retreat for Women: Weymouth

[boxright] Program Highlights: -Three Phase Twelve Step Immersion Program -Weekly Yoga and Fitness Program -Caring, Experienced  Female Twelve Step Practitioners on Staff -Structured Program Supporting Life Skills -24-Hour Supervision -Drug…

Brook Retreat for Men: Plympton

[boxright] Program Highlights: -Strongly Bonded Community of Men and Alumni in Recovery -Three Phase Twelve Step Recovery Program -A Tangible, Guided Program of Recovery -from Fear, Resentment, and Addiction -Programming…