WE ARE MRC
In 2017, as the opiate epidemic began to rapidly claim lives across South Carolina and the rest of the United States, it became clear that traditional treatment and rehabilitation services could not handle the influx of patients addicted to opiates.
So, in an effort to combat the revolving door, along with two deaths close to me that resulted from a lack of availability of services, the idea of Midlands Recovery Center was born. The understanding that you will not solve the drug problem by stopping supply, we cultivated the idea for a community-based recovery program in order to combat demand, addiction and the destruction that follows. Through this process, we formed what Midlands Recovery Center will offer: Peer Support Services and a holistic, abstinence-based recovery approach.
Bobby Brazell is a person in long-term recovery from heroin/opiate addiction. He is a Certified Peer Support Specialist, Recovery Coach, Family Recovery Coach, Certified ARISE Interventionist and Executive Director of Midlands Recovery Center. After more than 20 years in active addiction, he has a very strong recovery message that he shares with others who struggle with substance use disorder. He also acts as a consultant to medical professionals, so that they may glean knowledge from his lived experience while changing the stigma surrounding substance use.
Bobby works daily to help those in active addiction and their families navigate their own recovery process and understand relapse prevention. He worked as a Paramedic in the medical field for over 10 years, while in active addiction. He currently serves as an interventionist and motivational speaker to educate the public and professional communities on addiction, while sharing the message that recovery is possible.
DIRECTOR OF RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
Josh Gray is in long-term recovery from substance abuse and is a Certified Peer Support Specialist. Josh is a charismatic soul with a heart to serve. He enjoys establishing partnerships and initiating community collaboration to build resources for a supportive recovery community.
MEET OUR BOARD
Ed.S. - Counselor Education
LPC, Bachelor's Degree in Bible, Master's Degree in Counseling, Master's Degree in Intercultural Studies
Owner of Mrs. Goodfoot and GF3
F. Arnold Beacham Jr.
Attorney at Law, LLC Criminal Defense Attorney in Lexington County
dr. todd engles
MD Psychiatry Specialist
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor at SCDMH/Morris Village