Jason Chane, Executive Director of the Benchmark Recovery’s Men’s Program, will be in London May 7-11 to listen and speak with professionals in the recovery community. His first stop will be at the Association of Intervention Specialists Annual Meeting of Interventionists. AIS members from around the world will gather to share ideas and news.
The Godfather Robe is a tradition that has been passed down through Benchmark Recovery Center Men’s communities since March 2010. It is a tradition that was started and maintained by residents. The distinction of “The Godfather” of the community, and its accompanying robe, is given to the resident who has fire for recovery, is a [...]
Benchmark Recovery Center is rounding up teams of two to participate in Austin’s Muddy Buddy run on May 11, 2013.
Get the dirty details on our Facebook page by clicking here. Please contact Vickie Bing at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
On Saturday, March 9, current residents of Benchmark Recovery Center, Alumni, family and proud members of Austin’s Recovery Community gathered at the Mark Houston Hall to hear former Program Director Audrey C. tell her story. My house manager said to me once that you know a good story when you don’t look at the clock [...]
Last week I was slipping into a “fml” frame of mind when a friendly text exchange changed my perspective:
Right! And the laughter continued the next morning as I stood before the Firestone salesperson and heard the words “cannot fix the tire…nail in the sidewall…structure compromised…will cost $218…”
I excused myself to pause, pray, [...]
Charity activities are the force which gives our life meaning. -Mazhar El Shorbagi
Benchmark Recovery Center imparts the importance of taking an active interest in the lives of others to its residents. Primarily this lesson is working with another alcoholic/addict. However, it is also about giving back to the community we live in.
This Saturday, [...]
“Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.” -George Eliot
The founder of BRC, Mark Houston, believed that we do not live each day to discover what life holds—we create it. “I Am” statements begin this creation process; it sets thought/word/deed into motion. The statement, “I Am,” alone is powerful; it embodies [...]
Benchmark Recovery residents recently enjoyed a screening of “This is 40″ at our very own Austin, TX Alamo Drafthouse. One of the things we miss in our addicted life is the simple things … That’s why a Friday afternoon at the Alamo Drafthouse is more than a movie and popcorn. It is fun, fellowship, a [...]
Big Book purists will say that “90 in 90” is nowhere in the text of Alcoholics Anonymous, but in my path to recovery, I have always gone to a lot of meetings. My reasons have followed the traditional route: being forced to go, feeling obligated to go, going skeptically, ambivalently, with resignation, with resentment and [...]
Today Benchmark Recovery Center celebrates the grand opening of its new, and first-of-its kind, men’s sober living community.
We are proud to unveil these remarkable sober living quarters for our residents because the vision of a place where Benchmark graduates could continue their growth in sobriety, surrounded by support, has been long-standing. Benchmark has forged [...]