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Recipes (2)

These recipes have been featured in our Chef's "Recipe of the Month" feature on the myAlumnae site. They are collected here for your convenience. Give them a try. They are all excellent!

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Books

Books (2)

These books have been chosen as reading for discussion in our alumnae discussion groups.

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This recipe is from the book, Dining Under The Carolina Moon, by Debbi Covington. This recipe is a great complement to any meat or seafood.

From columnist and bestselling aouthor Suzy Welch comes a powerful, proven strategy for claryifying life choices. In this book we will learn a fast and powerful way to get unstuck in love, at work, and at home.

Amongst other things you will learn

  • Welch proposes a transformative solution to the pressure of the demands of the moment, helping us tease apart our deepest goals and values, candidly face our fears and dreams, and rid ourselves of frustration and regret.
  • 10-10-10 has shown its effectiveness in decisions large and small, routine and radical, getting us out of neutral at home in love, and at work. Across the board, this immensely useful and revelorory idea provides us with the tools to regain control of our choices- and ultimatlely reclaim our lives.

Pick up a copy and start reading in preperation for the group 12-13-10 where we will process and talk about the content.

This is a wonderful Fall and/or Winter soup. I use several different varieties of onion myself such as vidalia, leeks, shallot and cipollini, but any good white or yellow onion will do. Also, vegetable broth or stock can be substituted as a vegetarian option. The key to this soup is properly cooking the onions to draw out that natural sugar that makes this soup so delectable. Enjoy!

In Michael Bungay Stanier’s Do More Great Work you’ll find fifteen ‘maps’, practical exercises to help you identify how to find, start and sustain more Great Work.

Tuesday, 02 November 2010 13:14

Helpful Links

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Here are some useful links for continued support:
  • Dual Diagnosis Support (http://draonline.org)
  • Smart Recovery (www.smartrecovery.org)
  • Celebrate Recovery (www.celebraterecovery.com)
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (www.aa.org)
  • Narcotics Anonymous (www.na.org)
  • Gamblers Anonymous (www.gamblersanonymous.org)
  • Emotions Anonymous (www.emotionsanonymous.org)
  • Al-Anon & Alateen (www.alanon.org)
  • Marijuana Anonymous (www.marijuanaanonymous.org)
  • Co-dependent Anonymous (www.codependents.org)
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics (www.adultchildren.org)
  • Over Spenders Support (www.spenders.org)
  • Survivors of Trauma & Victimization (www.giftfromwithin.org)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder Support (www.bpdresources.com/index.html)
  • Anxiety Disorder Support (www.adaa.org)
  • Depression Support (www.familyaware.org)
  • Bipolar Support (www.bipolarsupport.org)
  • NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness (www.nami.org)
  • SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (www.samhsa.org)
Tuesday, 02 November 2010 13:06

For Our Alumnae

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Congratulations on your journey into recovery!

We know that returning home can create a multitude of feelings ranging from fear to excitement and everything in between. Keeping in touch with the support system you began in treatment can be extremely beneficial, not to mention a lot of fun. On this site you can sign up to build your profile page, post your thoughts and feelings, or leave messages for alumnae. You may also keep up with what is going on at Brookhaven Retreat. This site offers information on recovery meetings, support groups, reunions... and the list will continue to grow.

We know that staying involved is part of what supports success in recovery and assists in building a life worth living. We encourage our alumnae to stay connected with outpatient providers such as an individual therapist and psychiatrist. Alumnae may also consider joining group therapy and/or support groups. As part of our Monday night aftercare/alumnae group we offer refresher sessions on the skills and concepts our clients first learned about during their stay. These skills include Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Healthy Boundaries, Positive Affirmations, Extreme Self Care, Journaling, Goal Setting, and the list goes on.

Thursday, 14 January 2010 19:22

Alumnae Community Website

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The myAlumnae web site is a private, Facebook-style virtual community our clients can use to stay connected to the friends they have made while at Brookhaven Retreat. This valuable resource allows our clients to continue to share with and support one another as they continue to recover and pursue a healthy, happy life.

If you are a Brookhaven Retreat alumna, click here to visit the Brookhaven Retreat myAlumnae community website.