Revs. Lonnie Vanderslice and Dan Beckett
Tuesdays, 4 PM CT
It Takes a Village— How Connection Supports Long-Term Recovery
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Long-term recovery does not happen in a vacuum. Individuals make connections with themselves, higher spiritual values, other recovering people, and with healthy lifestyle actions more readily within a larger recovery affirmative environment. Communities that understand addiction, that have supportive norms, laws, ethics, and social and employment supports, are essential. Special guest David Houke, LMSW, LCDC, director of programs at Austin Recovery, shares how connections with self, spiritual values, other people, and in communities create the context for long-term recovery. With 25 years’ experience as a clinician and as a person in long-term recovery, David brings a wealth of experience in supporting individuals and the recovery community. Dedicated to helping clients embrace change, David is unequivocal when it comes to his philosophy on treatment. “I believe that 100 percent of the people who seek treatment can stay sober,” he says. “I do not believe that relapse is a requirement.” Learn more about David’s work at austinrecovery.org.