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.

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

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  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…

NatCon COVID-19 Guidance for Residential Settings

April 1, 2020

Responding to COVID-19 “coronavirus disease”

March 19, 2020

There are a growing number of resources that can help individuals and family understand, cope and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic: A Message from NARR about Coronavirus and COVID-19 “An Important Message from Dr. Octavio N. Martinez, Jr.” “The coronavirus crisis exposes our society’s weaknesses. It’s time to correct them.” “COVID-19: Protecting Kids from the…

The National Study of Treatment and Addiction Recovery Residences (NSTARR) Project

March 19, 2020

RecoveryPeople is excited to announce that our Executive Director, Jason Howell, is a consultant supporting the federally funded National Study of Treatment and Addiction Recovery Residences (NSTARR) Project. Learn more about the project and how to participate at Historically, recovery housing research has focused on certain types or specific regions, which does not give…

Is marijuana hazardous to your health?

March 4, 2020

Marijuana enthusiast often discounted research posted on social media channels as “reefer madness”, referencing a 1930’s film by the same name and/or in general a scare tactic approach by the government in the past to reduce and stigmatize marijuana usage.  Can we blame that for their skepticism? Unfortunately, high drama, low fact approaches to behavior…