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For those seeking help from substance addiction

For those seeking help from substance addiction

For all levels of addictive behavior for anyone seeking a 12 step recovery program.

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We Are Here to Help!

Addictive behaviors can become all-consuming, leaving a person feeling trapped in a cycle they can’t control. The negative consequences pile up, yet the urge to engage in the behavior feels overwhelming. As the unknown quote says, “If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.” Just like a caterpillar must break free from its cocoon to transform, overcoming addiction requires change, even if it feels scary at first. There is hope, and with support, individuals can break free from the overwhelming grip of addiction.

BRC Location

The physical facility is separated into two sections, one for meetings and the other for fellowship. This has allowed single parents to attend meetings when they otherwise may not have been able to do so.

BRC location is at 8231 East Washington Street in Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

Facility & Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held weekly at the discretion of the individual group. The hours of operation for the Fellowship side are Sunday–Thursday 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. and Friday–Saturday 7:00 a.m.- 1:00 a.m.

What to Expect at Your First AA Meeting

If you’re new to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and considering attending your first meeting, it’s natural to feel a mix of curiosity and apprehension. Let’s demystify the experience and help you feel more at ease. Here’s what you can expect:

What Is an AA Meeting?2024-04-19T15:10:50-04:00

An AA meeting is a gathering of individuals who have faced challenges with alcohol. It’s a supportive community where people share their experiences, listen to others, and offer encouragement. AA follows a 12-step recovery model that emphasizes specific principles to guide sobriety.

Arriving at the Meeting2024-05-13T15:54:29-04:00

Arrive Early: Arriving a little early allows you to get oriented and find the meeting room.

Meeting Format2024-04-19T15:10:00-04:00

Variety: Each meeting is unique, but they generally last 60 to 90 minutes. Some may be shorter or longer.

Greeting: Expect a warm welcome from fellow attendees.

Seating: Find a seat; there’s no assigned seating.

Speaker or Discussion: Meetings can be either speaker meetings (where a member shares their story) or discussion meetings (where everyone participates).

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Voluntary: Sharing is voluntary. You don’t have to speak if you’re not comfortable.

Listening: Actively listen to others’ stories; you’ll likely identify with shared experiences.

No Pressure: There’s no pressure to share unless you’re ready. Some meetings have a designated sharing time, while others allow spontaneous sharing.

Support and Camaraderie2024-04-19T15:00:10-04:00

Fellowship: AA meetings provide a safe, confidential space to discuss addiction, challenges, and recovery.

Tips and Encouragement: Members offer tips and encouragement based on their own journeys.

Positive Outcomes: Research suggests that attending meetings can lead to positive outcomes for many participants.

Are you able to support the BRC?

There are no club fees required to attend meetings, but memberships are available as a means of financial support.

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