Tell the City of Houston to stop ILLEGAL enforcement of boarding home regulations on recovery housing!

May 9, 2022

We must act now. The City of Houston is illegally enforcing boarding home regulations on recovery housing! This is in direct violation of FEDERAL LAW and set a dangerous precedent when it comes to recovery housing! Send your legislators the Texas Fair Housing legal brief and ask them to help stop the City of Houston's illegal activity. Contact Information on legislators and City staff is below, as well as email templates.

See email templates here.

Texas Fair Housing legal brief here.

Texas Legislators:
Senator John Whitmire-
Laura Wendler, Chief of Staff-
Doug Clements, Legislative Director-

Representative Lacey Hull-
Emily Fankell, Chief of Staff-
Johana Scot, Policy Analyst-

City Council Member:
Amy Peck (District A)- residence is in her district
Phone: 832.393.3010

Houston Housing Inspector:
Scott Kotara- issued citations
Phone: 832-523-5263

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

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

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…