Austin ROSC Initiative​​

  Changing the Culture of Substance Use Recovery
Current Events

Austin ROSC February General Meeting

: Friday, February 23, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Jobi Weinstein, Program Director

Teen and Family Services

Lunch Sponsor:  
Cedar Crest Hospital

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.


Austin ROSC Region 7 Vacancy

The Texas Recovery Advisory Workgroup (TRAW)  currently has vacancies
due to terms ending and/or members' inability to continue participation
in Region 7.

Individuals interested
in applying for the vacant slot available in their region must:
1.       Complete a membership application
2.       Inform their local ROSC Collaborative of their interest
3.       Present their interest during their ROSC meeting to

represent their region
4.       ROSC membership will select the individual to represent

their region (area)
5.       ROSC Chair or Co-Chair will submit the applicant’s completed

application via this email address:

 The TRAW is a sub-committee of the Texas Recovery Initiative created to provide input 
and information used to help HHSC-Substance Use Disorders Unit shape recovery in Texas.
Please see this web link: 
for more information.

If you have questions regarding the application or the process,
please contact Sheri Jackson at 512 838-4311, or


Rock Springs 3-Hour CEU Event

:  Friday, February 9, 2018

  Time:   9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Chris Quaglino, LCSW, LCDC
i to i Counseling
"Suicide and Self-harming Awareness"

Amy Callaway
Williamson County Children Advocacy Center
"Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse"

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.



A monthly networking meeting & luncheon for Austin area addiction
recovery professionals, students & allies is held on
the second Wednesday of the month.

Date:  Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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

Host:  TBA 

Lunch Sponsor:   TBA 



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.   

Date:  Thursday, February 15, 2018

Time: 2:30 p.m.

 "The Station"
1202 Chicon
Austin, TX  78702

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, February 17, 2018

Time:   5:30 pm to 6:30 pm - Potluck Dinner
7:00 PM - Speaker Meeting

Speaker TBA

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


Austin Spiritual Care Network (ASCN)

...brings together mental health professionals and spiritual leaders in the Austin area.
Attendees are a diverse group from a variety of backgrounds that meet monthly
to offer support, guidance and resources for mental health and addiction issues
in the faith community.   

Date:  Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Time: 11:30 am until 1:00 pm

Infinite Recovery Community Room
7517 Cameron Rd #118,
Austin, TX 78752

Speaker: TBA

Meetings held monthly on the third Wednesday at 11:30 AM.

For more information, contact:
Sara Buckler 817-770-7932
Eric Ayles, 972-768-3211  


Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute CEUs

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

Date:  Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Time:  9:00 am to 11:00 am 

Presenter: Virginia Sampson, Attorney

Topic:  "Navigating Mental Health Documents for Older Adults: 
A Legal Perspective"

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

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


Cross Creek Hospital CEU 

Date:  TBA

  Time:   10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Presenters:  TBA


Cross Creek Hospital
8402 Cross Park Drive
Austin, Texas 78854



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 March are Due by Monday, February 26th.
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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