Austin ROSC Initiative​​

  Changing the Culture of Substance Use Recovery
Current Events

Austin ROSC August General Meeting

Date: Friday, August 24, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Speaker: Rebekah Falkner, MSW, Behavioral Health Policy Analyst
Behavioral Health Services at
Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Lunch Sponsor:  Ripple Ranch

Location (New Since July):

ACC- Highland Main Campus (HLC)
6101 Airport Blvd, Building 1000, Room 2101
Austin, TX 78752

Please see our website for more information:


Clean & Sober World Series Fundraising
CoEd Softball Tournament

This is a fundraising tournament for Recovery ATX

to help send two softball teams to the FIRST EVER
clean and sober softball World Series in Palm Springs, CA.
Bracket format (double elimination)
Seeding will be based on random drawing/selection. 

Entry fee Donation: $300

Date:  Saturday, August 4, 2018
Time:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm
12138 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX  78758

For more information: 
Team sign-up:


Austin Community College
Office of Equity and Inclusion
"Options for Careers After Re-Entry -
You are not alone!"

Come find out about free job training, no GED required.

Hear from formerly incarcerated students who have overcome barriers.
You must have transportation to attend the job training.

Date:  Saturday, August 4, 2018
Time:  1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex
1156 Hargrave Street
Austin, TX

Contact:  Loretta Edelen, Community Engagement Director
(512)223-7672 or
[email protected]


Recovery ATX
Grand Opening of "The Station" 
Recovery Community Center

We are celebrating the opening of The Station

Recovery Community Center with a screening
of "The Goonies" on a giant inflatable outdoor movie screen!
Food, fellowship, and non-alcoholic beverages
(served by our good friends at Sans Bar)
will begin at 7:30 pm, and the movie will begin at dusk
(approximately 8:30 pm). This is an opportunity to see Recovery ATX's
incredible new home. Bring lawn chairs or blankets,
but please no pets.  It is also our founder, Joseph Sanchez's birthday,
so make sure to wish him a happy birthday when you see him! 

Date:  Saturday, August 4, 2018
Time:  7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Location:  1818 E. 12th Street 
Austin, TX  78702

RSVP to [email protected]


Cross Creek Hospital 2 Free CEU Hours
Lunch will be Provided

Date:  Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Time:  11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Speaker:  Dr. Kimberly Arlinghaus
Cedar Park Psychiatry/Professor of Psychiatry

Topic:  Ethics of Care: 
A Discussion of Recent Treatment Guidelines for PTSD

Cross Creek Hospital
8402 Cross Park Drive
Austin, TX  78754

Please RSVP to[email protected]


Monthly networking meeting & luncheon for

Austin area addiction recovery professionals, students & allies
is held on:

Date:  Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Time:  Lunch and Network:  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

  Host: New Hope Recovery Ranch
11908 Sparks Road, Manor, TX  78653
Lunch Sponsor:  New Hope Recovery Ranch

Please check website for updated information:


Rock Springs 3-Hour CEU Event

Date:  Friday, August 10, 2018
  Time:   9:00 am -  Noon
Presenter:  Charles Yates, LCSW-S
Rock Springs Hospital Clinical Supervision
Topic:  Anger Management

Rock Springs Hospital
700 SE Inner Loop
Georgetown, Texas 78626

Registration begins at 8:45 am
Rock Springs offers monthly CEU Events at no charge.

Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage and Family Therapists
will be awarded 3 Contact hours.


Life Steps 40th Anniversary Celebration

Date:  Thursday, 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


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, August 16, 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 [email protected]


Travis County Underage Drinking Prevention
Task Force Meeting

There will be two guest speakers. First, Dr. Rhonda Patrick,

Executive Director of the Sobering Center will present
an overview of that operation, scheduled to open on August 23rd. 
Next, Kelly Nichols, Principal with Woollard Nichols & Associates
will discuss community resources for substance
abuse intervention and prevention and the development
of the Travis County Substance Abuse Disorder and
Travis County Children's Mental Health plans.

Date:  Friday, August 17, 2018
Time:  10:30 am to Noon


Howson Library
2500 Exposition Blvd
Austin, TX

Contact:  (512)854-4229

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

Date:  Saturday, August 18, 2018
Time:  5:00 pm - Potluck and Fellowship
7:00 pm - Speaker Meeting
Speaker:  TBA

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


Travis County Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition

Date:  Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Time:  2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
Speakers:  Joseph Dias and Jessica Miller
Topics:  Dually Diagnosed adolescents, trauma response/
NAMI Austin's programs helping families navigate mental illness


LifeWorks East Site
835 N. Pleasant Valley Road
Austin, TX

Contact:  Terry Wilt - [email protected]


Alpha 180 is Turning 1!

Please join us in celebrating our 1 year anniversary on August 23rd!

We will have food, music, games and a speaker meeting
following the party. We have come a long way from the beginning
when all of this was just a vision and we are excited to see
where many more years will take us!

Date:  Thursday, August 23, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm


1904 Nueces Street
Austin, TX  78705


Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute 
2 Free CEUs

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

Date:  Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Time:  9:00 am to 11:00 am 
Speaker:  Noah S. Garcia, MA, LPC, NCC
Topic:  Clinical Best Practices With The Transgender
And Gender Non-Conforming Population

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

RSVP:  Julia Spence - (512) 669-2338 or
[email protected]



Fourth Annual Recovery in the Park
Sponsorship Deadline

All monetary funds raised go directly to making this event free

for community members to attend and to make this event bigger
and better every year. 
Sponsorship deadline:  August 31, 2018
Sign-up here

For more information contact:
Mallory Mcgown:  [email protected]
Jessica Segura:  [email protected]

Event date:  October 20, 2-18
2:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Recovery ATX
4th Annual Recovery on the Field

Modified CoEd Softball Tournament - double-elimination bracket

(each team must have a minimum of 3 women).

Date:  Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time:  8:00 am to 5:00 pm


12138 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX  78758

For more information


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

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:  Saturday, September 29, 2018

La Villita 
418 Villita Street
San Antonio, TX  78205

For more information, see:


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.

October 1 - 5  (Mon-Fri)
November 12 - 17 (Mon-Fri)

Learn more and download an application at
OR email [email protected]
Or call (512) 739-1430


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


Alpha 180 Monday Eating Meeting
(Recovery Meeting)

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

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

Contact [email protected]


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. 

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

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


Family Support Group Bi-Weekly Meeting

Dates:   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

Dates:  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:

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!


Recovery Community Events & Announcements for September are Due by Friday, August 31st .
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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