Austin ROSC Initiative​​

  Changing the Culture of Substance Use Recovery
Current Events

Austin ROSC April General Meeting

: Friday, April 27, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D., Executive Director
Austin Sobering Center

Lunch Sponsor:  
Ascension House

ACC- Highland Business Center
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd, Room 214
Austin, TX 78752

NOTE:  We will be meeting on the  SECOND FLOOR:  Room 214.

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.


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

Date:  Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Lunch and Network:  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

  Host, Co-sponsor & Location:  TBA 

Please check their website for updated information:


Rock Springs 3-Hour CEU Event

:  Friday, April 13, 2018

   Time:   9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Patricia Walker, LMFT

A presentation for those considering, going through, or
having gone through a divorce 

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.


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, April 19, 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


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

Date:   Saturday, April 21, 2018

Time:   6:00 pm - Gathering and Fellowship
7:00 pm - Speaker Meeting in the Sanctuary

Speaker Gary H. from Hill Country Intergroup

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


Tenth Annual LifeBuilder Luncheon
Fundraiser for Communities for Recovery

Join us for a celebration of our 10th Annual LifeBuilder Luncheon
where we celebrate the spirit of recovery that is present
among our vibrant community members.
This is the biggest community fundraiser of the year for C4R .

Date:  Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Time:  11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Keynote Speaker
Sarah Hepola, Author of "Blackout: Remembering
the Things I Drank to Forget"

Honoring 2018 "Mac" McLester Community Award Winners:

Lynn Sherman, 2018 Spirit of Recovery Award
Raul Garcia, LMSW, LCDC,  2018 Champion of Recovery Award
Cole Shiflet, 2018 Champion of Recovery Award

Location:  Jewish Community Center
7300 Hart Lane
Austin, TX  78731

For more information, contact Sapna Aggarwal:


Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute
2 Free CEUs

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

Date:  Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Time:  9:00 am to 11:00 am 

Topic:  Obsesseive-Compulsive Disorder

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

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


2018 Austin TAAP Addiction Symposium

Date:  Friday, April 27, 2018
Time:  8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Commons Learning Center
JJ Pickle Research Campus, Austin, TX

Check-in and On-site Registration begin at 7:30 a.m.

This event includes 6 CEUs for clinicians and mental health professionals
For more information, go to the TAAP website:


Rock Springs 2-Hour CEU Event & Networking

Date:  Friday, May 11, 2018

Time:   9:00 am - 11:00 am - CEU Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 noon - Networking

Dr. Hochman, in private practice

Addiction:  what it is, and what it isn't 

Rock Springs Hospital
700 SE Inner Loop
Georgetown, Texas 78626

Rock Springs offers monthly CEU Events at no cost.
Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists
will be awarded 2 Contact hours.


Life Steps Family Recovery Program
in Williamson County

Are you interested in Recovery?
We are looking for volunteers to deliver a 6-hour program
to help and support families struggling with addiciton in Williamson County

Train-the-trainers session

Date:  May 23, 2018

Time:  9am to 2pm

To register, you must email


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 May are Due by Friday , April 27th.
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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