In response to the current pandemic COVID-19 outbreak and the associated state and federally mandated guidelines regarding social distancing, the Midlands Recovery Center has adjusted its normal business practices as necessary. The Midlands Recovery Center (MRC) will continue to support the recovery community via its regular meetings and peer support activities in an adjusted format compliant with the previously mentioned guidance. We are available for contact via telephone, email, and social media via the contact information provided.
Beginning on March 15, 2020, MRC moved to a reduced in-office presence and peer visitation schedule and is moving to utilize telehealth technologies to provide critical peer and family support functions in a manner that is mutually safe and respectful. This new schedule format will continue until further notice, consistent with state and federal guidelines.
MRC will support individuals in direct need during the coming weeks via telephone, text, or web conference applications – additional pathways of support can be determined on an as-needed basis. We are also available to support the family and loved ones of those struggling with substance use and co-occurring disorders as well via the same technologies.
MRC will continue to host its Keeping It Real open format all recovery meeting on Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. and will make this meeting available via telehealth video conferencing to those wishing to participate remotely.
MRC is currently working to make a series of interactive group peer support / open all recovery sessions available using the Facebook Live platform as well as we assess community need and work to be responsive.
Additional details for logging into the Facebook Live events and online meetings will be posted to our Facebook page. Furthermore, an ongoing list of open online recovery community resources is posted at MRC's Facebook and website and will be updated in response to community feedback. Closed online meeting resources can be disseminated by referral.
The Midlands Recovery Center is a bridge between treatment and long-term recovery. Whether in crisis, new to recovery, post-relapse or after treatment, we offer peer support and the stability needed for success.
We offer hope, recovery skills, and mental wellness in a supportive and safe environment for people seeking recovery from substance use and co-occurring disorders.
We provide peer-driven support in a safe, non-judgmental environment while allowing our peers to experience and thrive in recovery. We help rebuild relationships, find housing and employment opportunities, offer mental and emotional support, and provide relapse prevention skills.
The Hope Bag Project
Tragically, homelessness and addiction go hand in hand. In many cases, the end result of homelessness is substance abuse, and substance abuse frequently contributes to homelessness. Oftentimes, individuals are ill-equipped to deal with the real issues that face the homeless community and give short term solutions to much deeper, long term problems. Our trained Peer Support Specialists take their lived experience and establish relationships in the community built on trust and mutual respect.
Our Hope Bag initiative is just the first step in this process, but we also know that the first step is the most important one. It allows us to meet people exactly where they are and start a dialogue that ignites lasting change in the community. It lets someone know if they are struggling, there is someone to call. Each bag contains everyday living essentials such as water, snacks, and hygiene products, as well as educational and preventative materials for COVID-19 and a list of community resources.
speaking engagements FOR 2021
Bobby Brazell is in recovery from heroin addiction and is a Certified Arise Interventionist and Certified Peer Support Specialist. He's had more than 20 years of active addiction and is passionate about sharing his recovery story and helping others.