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.

Journal Article on MAT in Recovery Residences

March 3, 2020

RecoveryPeople Executive Direct had the honor and privilege of contributing to this published journal article Supporting individuals using medications for opioid use disorder in recovery residences: challenges and opportunities for addressing the opioid epidemic Abstract: Full and partial opioid agonists and opioid antagonist medications play an important role in containing the opioid epidemic. However, these…

Submit comment on Joint Committee on Access to Forensic Services (JCAFS) Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Rules

March 2, 2020

The Joint Committee on Access to Forensic Services (JCAFS) Texas Administrative Code (TAC) rules have been posted for informal comments.  The informal comment period started Friday February 28, 2020 and will end on March 13, 2020.  You may view the draft rules by using the following link  If you would like, you may submit your comments…

First Class of OWEP Funded Students Graduate Towards RSPS

February 26, 2020

A big shout out to Dillion and Dorothy West and their staff at the Center for Recovery and Wellness Resources in Houston ( ) . They graduated the first class of students pursing Recovery Support Peer Specialists (RSPS) certification who received scholarships through a HRSA OWEP grant. UTHealth Houston, in collaboration with RecoveryPeople, won…

“Valuing the Voices of Lived Experience”

February 5, 2020

I hope this post finds everyone well and striving to live your best life.  “Advocacy is the act of speaking on the behalf of or in support of another person, place or thing.” (Merrian-Webster Dictionary) Many times organizations work on behalf of certain populations without giving them a voice at the table. The slogan “Nothing…

Rural Community Action Guide for Addiction Recovery

February 3, 2020

A number of US agencies and stakeholder organizations collaborated on the development of this guide to rural addiction recovery. The guide complements both the Community Assessment Tool, which gives county specific data about deaths and factors which may make a community more vulnerable to addiction, and the Federal Rural Resources Guide, which includes comprehensive information about different…

Super Model Amber Valletta shares about her recovery

January 14, 2020

It is awesome when people use their celebrity to raise awareness by telling their story in a way that is relatable educational. Listen to her courage, vulnerability and wisdom in this video.

Deaths associated with fentanyl and meth stimulants are increasing

January 12, 2020

A study of toxicology test results highlight poly use trends and an increase in deaths related to fentanyl and meth.

Congressional Report on Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD)

January 6, 2020

The IMD Exclusion has been a hot topic, with some advocating for changing it and other advocating for protecting it. What is it? And where do you stand? This is a great resource to help you decide.

Texas Veterans get help clearing criminal charges in Bexar County.

January 6, 2020

Veterans Legal clinic for FREE legal consultations with attorneys for clearing criminal records through petitions for expunctions and orders of non-disclosure for offenses in Bexar County. The free legal clinic for Texas Veterans will be held on January 30, 2020, in San Antonio, Texas.  Register today at  The Veterans must register on-line in advance of…

RCC Poll

December 31, 2019

Recovery Capital Conference 2020 RecoveryPeople is excited to announce that we have teamed up with our Community Partners across the State and have set the dates for the 2020 Recovery Capital Conferences.  This 2-day conference is offered without expense to reduce barriers for participation. Registration is coming soon, along with details regarding location(s) and date(s).…