Second Saturday Workshops

Recovery Enrichment Workshops

Second Saturday workshops are free to all members of the community and focus on addiction and recovery. National and local speakers present on current topics of interest ranging from Eating Disorders to Self Care and Boundaries to Soul-Based Psychology to In-depth Focus on Step Work and much more.

Workshops are held from 10 AM to 12 PM the second Saturday of each month (except December) at:

4201 S. Congress Avenue, Suite 202, Austin, TX 78745


Click on address to get driving directions.

Two hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are offered to chemical dependency professionals with LCDC, ADC, LMFT, LCSW and LMSW certifications as approved by DSHS and TCBAP.

For any questions on Second Saturday, feel free to email Ramona Cruz-Peters at

Next Workshop:

November 8, 2014 10 a.m. to Noon

“Nutrition and Recovery: Deficiencies in Excess”

Nutrient deficiencies associated with addiction have a major negative effect on your client’s overall health and their individual recovery process. Nutritional support within the field of addiction is essential. It can decrease cravings, relieve anxiety, and reduce relapse. Looking at nutrients as building blocks for physical and mental well-being can highlight the multitude of pathways that are affected by what we choose to eat. Come see how your client’s ability to make incremental lifestyle changes every day may be enhanced by establishing a new relationship with food.

Presented by Noel Nelson, BA, MNT, Therapist, Educator, Interventionist

Noel is a recent graduate of the Nutrition Therapy Institute in Denver, Colorado. As a Master Nutrition Therapist, she has logged over 600 hours of training and submitted her final thesis on “The Role of Nutrition Therapy in Alcohol Addiction and Recovery.” A recent move to the Austin area has presented Noel with the opportunity to share her passion with other professionals about using adjunctive nutritional therapy with more traditional approaches to recovery.

Upcoming Workshops:

There is no Second Saturday Workshop during the month of December.

We will resume in January.