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Austin ROSC Initiative​​

  Changing the Culture of Substance Use Recovery

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Current Events

Austin ROSC Initiative

[Note:  No December Meeting
See you on January 25th --

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AustinNET

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

Date:  Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Time:  Lunch and Network:  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
  Host: BRC Recovery
Lunch Sponsor:  BRC Recovery

Please check website for updated information:  
https://www.austintaap.org/events

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Austin Citywide AA Meeting

Open AA speaker meeting - Third Saturday of each month

Date:  Saturday, December 15, 2018
Time:  5:00 pm - Potluck and Fellowship
7:00 pm - Speaker Meeting
Speaker:  TBA

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


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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, December 20, 2018
Time: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Location:
Communities For Recovery
4110 Guadalupe St, Building #635
Austin, TX 78751
For more information, contact Phil Owen, 512-354-9763
or at [email protected]


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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
www.georgetownbehavioral.com


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Alpha 180 Monday Eating Meeting
(Recovery Meeting)

Food & fellowship. All are welcome and it's free!

Dates:  Mondays
Time:  6:00 pm
Location:
Alpha 180
1904 Nueces Street
Austin, TX  78705

Contact [email protected]


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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.

Dates: Fridays
Time: 10:30 a.m. 
Location

Communities for Recovery
4110 Guadalupe, Bldg. 635
Austin, TX  78751

For more information, contact Phil Owen at [email protected]

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Family Support Group Bi-Weekly Meeting

Dates:   2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month
Time:  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:
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.


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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


Dates:  Wednesday evenings
Time:  6:00 pm
Location:
Austin Recovery - Grace Room
4201 South Congress, Suite 202
Austin, TX  78745
http://www..austinrecovery.org


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Rainbow Circle
LGBTQ+ Peer Support Group
for persons living with a mental health or substance use concern


For anyone who identifies in the LGBTQ+ spectrum, ages 18+, who is living with a
mental health or substance use concern with or without a diagnosis.

Dates:  Second & Fourth Saturdays
Time:  2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Location:
Communities for Recovery
4110 Guadalupe St., Bldg 635
Austin, TX  78751

 It is an open topic, drop-in group. There is no need to pre-register

and no fee to attend. Facilitators are openly LGBTQ+ identified
and trained in anti-oppression.
--A Holistics Collaborative service project seeking to eliminate isolation,
build community and share resources.

For more information:
Ayesha "Ah-Shah" Newell, Co-creator Holistics Collaborative : Wellness Support
[email protected]
(512)717-2108
www.HolisticsCollaborative.com

 
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Family and Friends Recovery Meeting

Date:  First and Third Thursdays

Time:  6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Location:  Communities for Recovery
Community Room  
4110 Guadalupe, Bldg. 635
Austin, TX 78751

Family and Friends Recovery is a group support meeting
for those who have loved ones living with substance use
and/or co-occurring mental health disorders. 
Come to learn and share the challenges and hope that come with
loving someone who may or may not be in recovery.
Any family member, friend, or ally over the age of 18 may attend. 

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Integral Care


...is 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:
http://www.integralcare.org/en/event-calendar/



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Austin ROSC

Date: Friday, January 25, 2019


Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Speaker: Jason Howell, Executive Director of Recovery People and
Founding Member and former Board President of
Alliance for Recovery Residences 


Topic:  Advocacy and Policy on the local, state and national levels

Lunch Sponsor:  TBA

Location :
The Sobering Center Community/Training Room (2nd Floor)
(Just north of 12th street behind old Breckenridge Hospital)
1213 Sabine Street
Austin, TX 78701

Free Street parking is available on Sabine Street directly in front of
and across the street from The Sobering Center.  
Metered parking is available on Red River --
connect through the alley next to Brick Oven.



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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 [email protected].

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!

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Recovery Community Events & Announcements for January are Due by Friday, December 28th .
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: http://austinrosc.com/calendar-of-events

  

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