Austin ROSC Initiative​​

  Changing the Culture of Substance Use Recovery
Current Events

Austin ROSC July General Meeting - New Location


Date: Friday, July 27, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Speaker: Joseph Hogan-Sanchez
Recovery ATX
Lunch Sponsor:  Starlight Recovery Center

Location (NEW!):

Please note that we are no longer meeting in the
Highland Business Center on Middle Fiskville Road.
We are now  meeting on the ACC Highland Main Campus

on Airport Blvd.

ACC- Highland Main Campus (HLC)
6101 Airport Blvd, -- Room 210.1 (second floor)
Austin, TX 78752


Monthly networking meeting & luncheon for Austin area

addiction recovery professionals, students & allies is held on:

Date:  Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Time:  Lunch and Network:  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  Host & Location

Austin Recovery
13207 Wright Road
Buda, TX  78610

Lunch Sponsor:  Summer Sky 

Please check their website for updated information:


Communities for Recovery 
Naloxone Trainings Every Friday

 Beginning Friday, July 13, 2018 and every Friday thereafter,

Naloxone trainings will be offered to the public at no cost. 
Brought to you courtesy of the Austin Area Opiod Workgroup
and Communities for Recovery.

Date: July 13, 2018 and every Friday thereafter
Time: 10:30 a.m. 
Location: Communities for Recovery
4110 Guadalupe, Bldg. 635
Austin, TX  78751

For more information, contact Phil Owen at


Rock Springs 3-Hour CEU Event

Date:  Friday, July 13, 2018
   Time:   9:00 am -  Noon
Speaker :  Fr ank Saenz, CIT Wilco
Topic:  Description of CIT point of view,
a brief on the law, and Q&A

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, July 19, 2018
Time: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Communities For Recovery
4110 Guadalupe St, 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, July 21, 2018
Time:  5:00 pm - Potluck and Fellowship
7:00 pm - Speaker Meeting
Speaker:  Steve L. from Nashville, TN
Riverbend Church Fellowship Hall
4214 N. Capital of Texas Highway
Austin, TX 78746


Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute 
2 Free CEUs

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

Date:  Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time:  9:00 am to 11:00 am 
Topic:  Traffic 911 - Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking 
First Responder Training
Speaker:  Cynthia Borsellino,
Williamson County Juvenile Detention Outreach Coordinator,
Traffic 911, Austin Survivor Leadership Council

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

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


Cross Creek Hospital Free CEU Event

Date:  Friday, July 27 2018
Time:  11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Topic:  Military Cultural Awareness Training
Bring awareness of the military culture to clinicians who
are serving or seeking to serve military, veterans, and family members
Speaker:  Robin Johnson, LMSW, Hope for Heroes Therapist

Cross Creek Hospital
8402 Cross Park Drive
Austin, TX  78754

For more information:


Life Steps 40th Anniversary Celebration

Date:  August 16, 2018
Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Old Settlers Hall
3300 E Palm Valley Blvd
Round Rock, TX

Event description at


Underage Drinking Prevention Task Force Meeting

Date: Friday, August 17, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to Noon


2500 Exposition Blvd
Austin, TX  78703

For more information, contact Gloria Souhami at 512-854-4229


Be a Sponsor for the Big Texas Rally for Recovery 2018
San Antonio Riverwalk/La Vil

Now is the time to help support the Big Texas Rally for Recovery,
featuring Danny Trejo, physically and fiscally. Please do your share
to help celebrate those whose lives have been changed/saved through Recovery. 
The Recovery Community says, "Nothing for us without us,"
so now is the time to get involved.

Date:  September 29, 2018

La Villita 
418 Villita Street
San Antonio, TX  78205

For more information, see:


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.

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 August are Due by Monday, July 30 th.
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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