It is the mission of Career and Recovery Resources, Inc. (CRR) to help people identify and overcome their barriers to achieve a stable life. CRR breaks barriers for people experiencing substance abuse, underemployment, and housing instability, with focused services for youth, Veterans, people with disabilities, and those referred from the criminal justice system.
Barbara began drinking alcohol at 17 years old. She slowly began to experiment with other drugs until she was 37 years old and suffered a terrible car wreck that took the lives of her mother, father, husband and two infant children. For the next 12 years, Barbara’s use of cocaine and other drugs deepened and her life unraveled. resulting in an extensive treatment failures and over eight arrests for offenses ranging from possession to prostitution.
Barbara volunteered for the drug court initiative to avoid a lengthy incarceration and through the drug treatment group and individual counseling she received at CRR she has regained her sobriety and worked through her losses and grief. She has obtained employment, her own apartment, and has reconnected with family members she had long since lost contact with. Her recovery is a true miracle and she has become a changed woman. Read more success stories on our website!
Give Yourself a Break!
Being able to create excellent outcomes will always help you professionally. Finding problems is easy, in fact it takes very little effort, but critical thinking that leads to effective outcomes, is a vastly underutilized skill. Still it is central to addressing a problem because it creates sound assumptions and plenty of options to “pivot” if your data or assumption changes. The following is a great tool for thinking about how to create effective personal and professional outcomes. Give it a try!
Achieving outcomes in the world of real people, and in real time.
1. State positively
- Use future perfect tense to state the goal: "By September 30, I will have..." and avoid the use of negatives in the goal statement.
2. Identify whether you can get this outcome on your own, or only with the buy in of others. If it is dependent on someone else, try to pick a goal the you control.
- What could you do today, that would move you in the direction of the desired outcome.
3. Identify When, Where, Who
- You can at a minimum walk through the tasks and write them down on paper.
4. Chunk Steps
- Break the tasks in to steps that can be done, measured and evaluated and then what tasks can you do on a daily or weekly basis that will move you toward your ultimate outcome?
5. Add Sensory-based evidence
- What will you see, hear and feel when your major milestones toward your outcome are achieved?
- What behavior will you display when your outcome is achieved?
6. Fortify yourself with the resources you'll need
- Will you require technical competence or skill, Information, cooperation, confidence, communication skill or persuasion?
7. Make the goal compelling
- Are you excited to get up every morning and pursue your outcome?
- What obstacles or parts of you create a drag on your motivation?
- What other distractions compete for attention when working on the outcome?
- Is your outcome congruent with your own beliefs and values?
- Is your outcome congruent with and supportive of life?
Helping Others Get a Break
Every day the Career and Recovery Resources, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor’s provide for their clients the time, space and support to look critically at the outcomes that help an individual address substance use issues.
Click here for an example of a homework assignment!
Special Thank You!
We want to give a special thank you to H-E-B for their donation to CRR's Alternative Services and for their continued and unrelenting support to the Houston community!
Thank you to our Donors!
Career and Recovery Resources, Inc. (CRR) is committed to creating and maintaining an organization in which all employees, board members, stakeholders, volunteers, and clients have an opportunity to participate and contribute to its success. No matter their race, ancestry, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, religion, age, physical capability, or whether they have served in the armed forces. CRR stands for values which promote inclusion as well as acknowledge and honor each person’s skills, experiences, and unique perspectives.
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