Austin ROSC Initiative​​

  Changing the Culture of Substance Use Recovery


What's a ROSC and why do we need it?

ROSC stands for Recovery Oriented System of Care. A ROSC approach to recovery provides support from multiple sources for a longer period of time than previously thought. The idea that, for example, a typical 28 day stay at a treatment facility is sufficient by itself, does not address all the many challenges of sustained recovery.

One size does not fit all. The Austin ROSC Initiative works to educate and connect individuals and organizations to create an individual-centered, longer term, broader-based support system for recovery.

Years of data show that persons suffering from substance use recover more successfully when a full range of services are offered to support them over a long period of time. This means viewing recovery as a “chronic” or long-term condition rather than one with a short-term fix.
By making use of these networks, individuals can achieve sustained treatment and recovery through prevention, medication management, early intervention, therapy services and long-term recovery support.

Working together, we can improve the health, wellness, and quality of life for everyone who has been affected by substance use.

3rd Annual Learning Day FREE CEU Event!

Please join us on Friday, September 28th for our 3rd Annual CEU event.

Seating is limited to 30 spots.
Registration is required (see form below)
Registration will close on September 20th.

Date: Friday, September 28, 2018
9:00am to 11:00am

TopicGrowing & Fostering a Recovery Oriented System of Care


Dr. Lori Holleran-Steiker, UT Professor of Psychiatry and Social Work
and an expert in addictions and substance abuse
Julie McElrath, LMSW, LCDC, Executive Director of the University High School
and Director of the Youth Recovery Network

The Sobering Center
1213 Sabine St.

Austin, Texas 78701
Free Street parking is available on Sabine

and metered parking is available on Red River

** 2 hours of CEU's are available for BSW, LCSW, LMSW