Austin Recovery would like to wish a happy early Mothers Day to all moms out there! Today, we have a special blog post by some of our moms in the Austin Recovery Family House program. Family House is an intensive 90-day residential program for mothers who can bring up to two children under the age [...]
Steve Race, an Austin Recovery client who completed treatment a few months ago, provided us with two thoughtful essays that he wanted to share with the world. The first one, It (Only, Always) Works if You Work it! we shared here with you previously. Today, we follow with his second. Steve, thank you again for [...]
Steve Race, an Austin Recovery client who recently completed treatment, provided us with two thoughtful essays that he wanted to share with the world. The first one is shared here with you today, and the second will follow in a few weeks. Steve, thank you for opening your heart and mind for us! Here are [...]
Over the years of my alcohol dependence I had many nightmares. I recognized those dark, sinister dreams for what they were, symbols of caution. Those dreams rang impossibly heavy with notes of ominous warning to my soul’s dire condition. Tragically alcoholism rendered me powerless and I did not know how to ask for help. I [...]
Musical Journey at Austin Recovery enhanced beyond measure my spiritual awakening while in treatment. I arrived at AR completely broken down. My life was a wreck and my self-worth shattered, I thought, beyond repair. Desolate and despairing, I had no difficulty taking Step 1, but I hated myself so thoroughly that Step 2 seemed impossible. [...]
For those of you thinking about treatment, thinking about trying it on your own again, think about this…it’s my story and it’s true. Maybe if it worked for me, it can work for you.
To Whom it May Concern, What it was like and what it’s like now… I’m not going to tell my whole [...]
Dear AR Staff and Board,
David is doing well. It has been a month since he left Austin Recovery and we could not have hoped for the change he has made. His attitude is great, despite continued legal woes, and he has goals for the future. As I mentioned before, he was not the model [...]
I was not going to Austin Recovery to change my life; I was simply going to AR to hide, clean up and run. I made no phone call prior, I just showed up and told the administrator that if I left that day without help, I would die. I was desperate, in a black-out from [...]
IMAGO by Heather N.
Dumbells, push-ups, running in the rain.
Crying, screaming, pills & pain.
Measure my waist & step on the scale.
I look in the mirror: my face is going pale.
Starving, dizziness, falling down dead.
Can’t think. Can’t sleep. Can’t go to bed.
My eyes are sinking. My bones protruding.