Gateway to Recovery

Gateway to Recovery is a free educational series on Addiction and Recovery. It is offered as the first step in helping people find and begin the healing process. If you, or someone you love, are looking for help with overcoming addiction, please join us on the 1st and 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (except December). *Note new time!*

The first Wednesday class focuses on the topic of “What is Addiction?” and addresses use, abuse and dependence of drugs and alcohol, the bio-psycho-social-spiritual aspects of addiction and the stages of change and recovery.

The second Wednesday class focuses on the topic of “Help and Hope for the Family.” This seminar addresses addiction as a family disease and how it impacts each member of the family. We also talk about enabling behavior and codependency and survival roles and rules.

The class is taught by Mary Boone, LCSW, LCDC. Mary has worked in the field of chemical dependency for over 25 years with adolescents, adults and family members in the areas of prevention, intervention and treatment.  She has been an adjunct faculty at Austin Community College, presents regularly at the University of Texas School of Social Work and to other groups by invitation. Mary maintains a private practice in Austin, Texas.

Gateway to Recovery is free to the public and there is no need to register in advance. Just join us at:

Austin Recovery Center for Recovering Families
3420 Executive Center Drive, Suite G100
Austin, Texas 78731

Please click on our address above for a Google map.

Click here to download a PDF version of the Gateway to Recovery flyer.

Comments from Evaluations:

"Great opportunity for interaction. I left this workshop with inspired HOPE!"
"This class really helped me understand my role in the addiction and in the recovery."
"This course brought me so much closer to understanding what my friend went through. What a relief!"
"Good info from someone who has actually been there...where we are."
"Gateway to Recovery has been such a help to us. Mary definitely helped us get the ball rolling on recovery for our son and for ourselves."
"Amazingly clear and easy to understand information on what addiction does to the brain. Great class interaction."
"I now understand how to act and react to the drama in my daughter's life. I think this will make a big difference...both now and after we get her into treatment."
"Much more than I expected...great info around enabling and how to keep from falling into that trap."

"A real eye opener – I left the room less lost than when I went in – Thanks Mary!"