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RecoveryPeople Welcomes New Board Members

Join RecoveryPeople in welcoming four new board members. RecoveryPeople is a nonprofit that engages, educates and empowers a network of interconnected stakeholders within the recovery community to promote recovery from substance use and related mental health challenges. RecoveryPeople advocates for consumers, coordinates workforce development and incubates service provider best practices. 

Our new board members bring a wealth of experience, talents and diversity, which will help guide RecoveryPeople’s future:

  • Monica Sanchez is an ally of recovery from the Rio Grande Valley who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has extensive advocacy, nonprofit and fundraising experience.  
  • Keith Montgomery is a person in long term recovery from mental health and substance use issues living in Austin, Texas who is a Masters Addiction Counselor, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
  • Michael Hendrix is a person in long term recovery living in Austin, Texas with extensive experience in government and media relations as well as nonprofit and fundraising experience. 
  • Gray Borchering is a person in long term recovery living in Dallas, Texas with extensive business development and management experience in both small business and Fortune 500 companies.

Model Recovery Residence Certification Act

May 18, 2021

ONDCP 2021 Drug Policy Priorities

May 18, 2021

Behavioral Health Workforce Report

January 14, 2021

TX SUD Facts

September 2, 2020

References  Below you will find the references cited in the policy brief entitled, Substance Use Disorder in Texas: Taking a Costly and Devastating Toll on our Citizens, Families and Communities Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US), & Office of the Surgeon General (US). (2016). Facing addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s report on alcohol,…

Peer to Career Project Highlighted in Addiction Professional

August 10, 2020

RecoveryPeople is excited to announce that our Peer to Career project, which was developed in collaboration with UTHealth Houston and funded through HRSA, has been highlighted in Addiction Professional. Read more here https://www.psychcongress.com/article/initiative-addresses-obstacles-wider-adoption-prss

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