A Mother’s Perspective – The Last Resort

A Mother’s Perspective – The Last Resort

Dear Family,It was a blessing for our family to find The Last Resort Recovery Center. This was the second treatment center that our son entered, and it was very different from his first experience. The key factors that helped him were the all-male facility, the limited number of residents, and counselors and other staff who really held him accountable. Although somewhat…

Letter of hope from an Alumni’s Mom and Sister

Letter of hope from an Alumni’s Mom and Sister

No words can describe or express our deepest thanks and gratitude to The Last Resort for everything you have done for our son/brother. Just saying thank you doesn’t seem like enough but seems like a good start. Before our daughter found The Last Resort for her brother, we thought we would be making funeral arrangements. Fortunately he seemed to have reached…

Equine Therapy + Native American Art = Recovery

Equine Therapy + Native American Art = Recovery

The residents at The Last Resort Recovery Center combined their creative art abilities with some amazing storytelling during the Equine Session last week. Using some of the symbols used by Native American Indians, they painted the horses depicting their stories of addiction and road to recovery. Paula Basden our Equine Specialist at The Last Resort lead the group last Friday, and…

Prescription Painkillers #1 For Overdose

Prescription Painkillers #1 For Overdose

Although marijuana remains the most popular drug used today, prescription painkillers are found to be the cause of most overdoses. According to the first ever global survey of illicit drug use, prescription painkillers such as Vicodin, Oxycontin and Codeine kill the most people. The study also pointed out that men in their 20’s have the highest rate of substance abuse. Out…

The Last Resort Awarded State Licensure

The Last Resort Awarded State Licensure

Austin, Texas – The Texas Department of State Health Service announced the full licensing of 35 specialized alcohol and drug treatment beds for a nationally recognized, state of the art facility located outside of Austin.  The Last Resort specializes in treatment services for men recovering from alcohol and other drug addictions. The new licensing supports Intensive and Supportive Residential Treatment as…

Addiction

Addiction

What exactly is addiction? The short definition by American Society of Addiction Medicine states,”Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors.Addiction is characterized by inability…

About Addiction & How Exercise Can Improve Recovery

About Addiction & How Exercise Can Improve Recovery

Drug addiction helped by running and other exercisesHere at The Last Resort Recovery Center we will forever remain a program immersed and strongly rooted in the 12-steps. We believe the 12-steps will always be the “sufficient substitute” for alcohol and drugs, but what can we, The Last Resort, also provide that will help one’s recovery even further. Fitness, is a program…

Chris Herren’s Story of Addiction

Chris Herren’s Story of Addiction

Yesterday afternoon The Last Resort Recovery Center and The Center For Students in Recovery – UT Austin were excited to announce that Chris Herren would be speaking at The LBJ Library, Wednesday July 17th.So, some of y’all are asking, “Who is Chris Herren?” I first discovered Herren through ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentaries, Unguarded. In this ESPN documentary, Jonathan Hock depicts…