“To watch the eyes of men and women open with wonder as they move from darkness into light, to see their lives quickly fill with new purpose and meaning, to see whole families reassembled, to see the alcoholic outcast received back into his community in full citizenship, and above all to watch these people awaken to the presence of a loving God in their lives – these things are the substance of what we receive as we carry A.A.’s message to the next alcoholic.” – 12&12, Step Twelve, page 110
My journey at Benchmark Recovery Center began in June of 2010 when I arrived as a resident at what was then Mark Houston Recovery Center. I am now gratefully employed there. When I arrived back in 2010, I was lost, broken, and a slave to drugs and alcohol. The staff at Benchmark was a part of a culture that believed in helping fellow addicts and alcoholics get connected to a Power that would do for us the things we could never do for ourselves. They were a part of something that saved my life and when I left, I sincerely hoped that someday I would be a part of a place truly committed to helping others.
That’s exactly what happened. Since that time, I have worked as a Resident Care Associate, Recovery Manager, and Apartment Community Manager. I have learned so much from an awesome group of co-workers and have been blessed to share this path with countless men and women who have helped me far more than they will ever know. I continue to work at Benchmark Recovery Center as the Director of Operations and I am blessed to be a part of that very same culture of recovered addicts and alcoholics, dedicated to helping others.
I know this disease does not discriminate. Well, guess what, the solution doesn’t either. It’s available to everyone and I am grateful to be a part of something so awesome here at BRC.
Director of Operations
Benchmark Recovery Center