Austin ROSC Initiative​​

  Changing the Culture of Substance Use Recovery
Current Events

CANCELLED - Austin ROSC June General Meeting - CANCELLED

​The June Austin ROSC Meeting unfortunately is cancelled due to last minute
notification of ACC Highland Business Center's closing on Friday. 
We  apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The July General Meeting will be held as usual on
the 4th Friday of July (July 27th).

: Friday, June 22, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Elizabeth Henry, Austin ROSC Chairperson

Lunch Sponsor:  
Starlight Recovery Center
ACC- Highland Business Center
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd, Room 411
Austin, TX 78752

NOTE:  We will be meeting on the  FOURTH FLOOR:  Room 411.

Directions to Highland Business Center:
Headed South on the IH35 access road towards 290/E Koenig Lane.
Turn right at Jerry's Artorama. First right is Clayton Lane. Turn Right- it comes quick.
Stop sign is Middle Fiskville Road. Stay Straight on Clayton, and the parking lot
entrance is on the left.
If you miss Clayton, turn right on Middle Fiskville at the Greyhound Bus Station.
Left on Clayton at the stop sign to the parking lot.

This building is not located at the former Highland Mall. It is next to the Holiday Inn.


Cross Creek Hospital Free CEU Event

Date:  Friday, June 1, 2018

Time:  11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Topic:  Chemical Dependency and DSMV:
Diagnostic Updates in Acute and Chronic
Substance Abuse Disorders

Cross Creek Hospital
8402 Cross Park Drive
Austin, TX  78754

For more information:


Rock Springs 3-Hour CEU Event

Date:  Friday, June 8, 2018

   Time:   9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Rich Nicastro, Ph.D.
Topic:  Men in Therapy: Special Considerations When Working
with the Male Client

Rock Springs Hospital
700 SE Inner Loop
Georgetown, Texas 78626

Rock Springs offers monthly CEU Events at no charge.
Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists
will be awarded 3 Contact hours.


Monthly networking meeting & luncheon for
Austin area addiction recovery professionals, students & allies is held on:

Date:  Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Lunch and Network:  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

  Host, Co-sponsor & Location:  TBA

Please check their website for updated information:


Austin Citywide AA Meeting
Open AA speaker meeting - Third Saturday of each month

Date:  Saturday, June 16, 2018

Time:  5:00 pm - Potluck and Fellowship
7:00 pm - Speaker Meeting in the Sanctuary

Speaker:  Mike L. from Indianapolis

Riverbend Church Fellowship Hall
4214 N. Capital of Texas Highway
Austin, TX 78746


Austin Area Opioid Work Group

The Opioid Work Group's mission will be to bring together the
recovery community  to identify gaps in service, best practices,
needed and existing resources, and whatever  else the group
sees fit to assist the population that has history or presently suffers
from opioid dependency.  This group will welcome and include
those that work with Medically Assisted Recovery Services
as well as the Harm Reduction community. 
Please come share your experience and your questions with us.   

This Work Group meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month.

Date:  Thursday, June 21, 2018

Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

 Communities for Recovery

4110 Guadalupe Street, Building #635
Austin, TX  78751

For more information, contact Phil Owen, 512-354-9763
or at


Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute
2 Free CEUs

Parking in front, Sign-in at Lobby, Complimentary Breakfast
Limited Seating, so please RSVP

Date:  Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Time:  9:00 am to 11:00 am 

Topic:  Play Therapy

Speaker:    Robin McGrath, M.Ed., LPC-S, RPT-S,
Board President, Hill Country Chapter of
the Texas Association for Play Therapy

Location:  Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute
3101 South Austin Avenue
Georgetown, TX  78626

RSVP:  Julia Spence - (512) 669-2338 or


Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute 
Outpatient Services Chemical Dependency IOP
for Adults

When:  Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Schedule your free assessment today:
Call (512)819-1154


Peer Recovery Coach 2018 Training Schedule
Communities for Recovery

Take the first steps in becoming a certified Peer Support Specialist
by taking this 46-hour, state approved training that covers the basics of
peer to peer recovery coaching.

June 22, 23, 24 & 30, July 1st  (Weekends)
July 20, 21, 22 & 28, 29 (Weekends)
October 1 - 5  (Mon-Fri)
November 12 - 17 (Mon-Fri)

Learn more and download an application at
OR email
Or call (512) 739-1430


Family Support Group Bi-Weekly Meeting

Date:  2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month

Time:  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Arbor Behavioral Healthcare
La Costa Business Park
6448 Hwy 290 East., Ste E
Austin, TX 78723

This meeting is open to all. This is not a 12 step group.
For more information please contact Amy Alden at 512-900-0001.


Austin Recovery Family Support Group

Austin Recovery offers a one hour weekly Family Support Group to assist

family members in their own process of healing.  It is not necessary
for a loved one to be in treatment at Austin Recovery
to participate in the family support group.

Goals of the program include:
*Help each member of a client's family acquire knowledge
about chemical dependency issues
*Gain understanding of how he/she has been personally affected
by this disease
*Learn new skills to cope with the dysfunction
created by addiction
*Develop support with other families in the same/similar situations

Date:  Wednesday evenings

Time:  6:00 pm

Austin Recovery - Grace Room
4201 South Congress, Suite 202
Austin, TX  78745


​Integral Care now offering weekly Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) classes in
Austin and Georgetown.

MHFA is a one-day training that teaches people how to
help someone who may be experiencing a mental health crisis
or is showing signs of mental illness or substance use disorder. 
Thanks to a grant from the St. David’s Foundation, no one will be turned away.
 However, a donation of $10 is welcome.

For dates and locations please visit:


2018 Funding Opportunities from SAMHSA

Funding opportunities for treatment, recovery support services,

drug courts, working with the Homeless population,
and Re-entry are now posted on
SAMHSA's website:

Direct any questions to the SAMHSA contact person

listed in the Funding Announcement.

Want to spread the word about your facility?
Be a ROSC lunch sponsor!

We are offering opportunities for organizations to sponsor lunch at the monthly general meetings.
This is a great opportunity to advertise your organization and show your support for change in the
Austin community. Each organization will get acknowledgement in the monthly newsletter and an
opportunity to speak in front current stakeholders to spread the word about what you do or
inform about new and exciting changes. Spots are filling up quickly so don't miss out. If you or
your organization is interested, please contact us at

These are great opportunities to be directly involved with creating change in our community
and proudly represent stakeholders and the Recovery Community in a strong effort to help those
in need of help. With energy and effort, you can change our community too!


Recovery Community Events & Announcements for July are Due by Friday, June 29th.
If you or your organization have any important announcements that are recovery or ROSC related,

please feel free to share with us and we can post it to our announcements/website.
The Austin ROSC Initiative strongly supports sharing messages about activities, news, stories,
opportunities, etc. to help transform our community and help those in need.
If you or your organization is interested, please submit all announcements and events to:


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