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The Voice of Texas Recovery

August 3, 2020

Recovery Peers, Affected Family Members and Stakeholders: Your voice of recovery must be heard! Despite 10% of Texans being in recovery from substance use issues and over 25% of families have been affected, our voices are often not heard at policy decision tables. Help unite our voices by completing this advocacy survey. These findings will…

Fair Housing Legal Protections For Recovery Housing

July 20, 2020

“Nothing About Us Without Us”

July 9, 2020

During my time as the Peer Policy Fellow, I’ve had a personal interest in the cross section of substance use disorder and reentry. This has lead me to provide public testimony during the 86th legislative session on reentry issues and to become apart of the Travis County Reentry Roundtable (TCRRT) and an active member of…

RecoveryPeople welcomes Elizabeth Henry as 2020 Hogg Foundation Peer Policy Fellow

June 24, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: June 24, 2020 AUSTIN, TX — RecoveryPeople is excited to announce Elizabeth Henry as our 2020 Peer Policy Fellow. Elizabeth is a person in long term recovery and a nationally Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist.  She received her AAS in Human Services with an emphasis in Addictions Counseling and is pursuing a Bachelor…

MAT in Recovery Housing Article Published

May 28, 2020

  The APA-style citation is: Miles, J., Howell, J., Sheridan, D., Braucht, G., & Mericle, A.A. (2020). Supporting individuals using medications for opioid use disorder in recovery residences: Challenges and opportunities for addressing the opioid epidemic. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 46(3), 266-272. doi: 10.1080/00952990.2020.1719410

Are you worried about your client who relapses when he or she has sex?

May 8, 2020

Dear Treatment and Recovery Workforce and Service Providers, In collaboration with researchers at UTHealth School of Public Health, we are asking you to take about 15-minutes to complete an anonymous survey. The survey asks questions about your comfort and willingness to engage in conversations with persons accessing prevention, treatment, or recovery services about their sexual…

“Recovery in the era of Social Distancing”

May 7, 2020

I hope that everyone is well and keeping safe in what I will term the “new normal”. I have found that over the last few months that my world has been turned upside down. The old ways of doing things have to be radically different in this era of “social distancing”. Being introspective, as I…

SUD Cost to Employers

April 23, 2020

Have you ever wished for a calculator that estimated what substance use cost a particular employer? You wish has been granted. Check this out https://www.nsc.org/forms/substance-use-employer-calculator

COVID-19 Resources from NASADAD

April 22, 2020

Information from the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors: COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Fact Sheet: The Center for Connected Health Policy is a national telehealth resource center on policy. The CCHP works closely with all telehealth resource centers in the United States and provides technical assistance to state agencies and lawmakers on telehealth policy. For…

Children’s Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 8, 2020

Charmaine Morehead Clarity  www.claritycgc.org  in San Antonio, shared this resources General children’s mental health What Does A Mental Health Diagnosis Mean For You And Your Child? This 4-Step Process Can Help You Adjust How To Talk To Your Teen About Attending Therapy How To Talk With Your Child About Suicide After The Death Of A…