Healthy Boundaries: What They Are & How to Set Them

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Healthy boundaries are critical to establishing healthy relationships, especially when a relationship involves someone who is struggling with substance use disorder. Boundaries set expectations as to what behavior you find acceptable and what you do not. Boundaries that are too strict or too relaxed can be harmful in their own ways, so it’s crucial to strike a healthy balance between the two. There are three stages of setting and maintaining a boundary: Defining the boundary. Setting the boundary. Maintaining the boundary. Boundaries are a two-way street. You have to feel comfortable establishing your own, but able to respect the boundaries […]

5 Reasons Why You’ll Benefit From Recovery Coaching

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We know that the longer a person engages in addiction treatment and recovery services, the stronger chance they have of achieving and maintaining permanent sobriety. Extended care is key, and recovery coaching is such a helpful way for those in recovery to stay engaged. The transition from residential treatment or sober living back into your community can be full of difficulties that could jeopardize your recovery, but a good recovery coach can help you manage and work through those difficulties, help you reach your goals and keep you focused on sobriety. A recovery coach is different from a therapist or […]

6 Ways Exercise Improves Self-Esteem and Recovery

So much of recovery involves feeling comfortable with our surroundings and ourselves. Dissatisfaction with inner or outer appearance serves as a major distraction that can take your focus off of recovery. Exercise boosts satisfaction, which always ties back to self-image and, in turn, boosts recovery. Of course, everyone benefits from the physical and mental advantages of exercise, but it’s particularly beneficial for those struggling with substance use disorder and the mental health conditions that commonly co-occur with addiction: 1. It makes you feel good. Exercise is a much more productive use of time than sitting on the couch. When you […]

Case Management: What It Is and Why It Matters

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A case manager is an advocate and mentor who helps clients overcome obstacles and meet their goals by providing support and guidance. Having a quality case manager can make a significant difference in a person’s recovery. There are three main functions of a case manager: To coordinate care with the rest of the treatment team to ensure that their client is receiving an adequate combination of recovery services and therapies. To serve as a resource and primary point of contact for family. To plan for aftercare. Treatment can be an overwhelming time for clients and their families, and a case […]

Why We Expanded Segue and Sober Living

Segue Aftercare and Supportive Living has expanded! Initially open only to alumni of BRC Recovery and Spearhead Lodge, Segue has decided to open its services to all populations seeking recovery from addiction and alcoholism. We realized that many graduates from other programs desire the comprehensive level of care offered by Segue. First, the history. In 2011, The Segue Program™ was formally launched to continue the 12-month monitoring program that had been originally pioneered by Mark Houston and had proven so successful at improving outcomes post-discharge. BRC owned and operated sober living homes were a vital part of the Segue continuum […]