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:

Austin Recovery
8402 Cross Park Drive
Austin, Texas, 78754

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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:

May 10, 2014
10 a.m. to Noon

“Common Thread: Reflective Dialogue as a Model for Teaching about Compulsions, Addictions and Recovery”

“Common Thread” is an experiential, interactive approach to exploring additions, compulsions, and escapist behaviors. Together we create a safe space for people of all ages to explore how we hide, escape, and numb out from emotions through the use of drugs, alcohol, and other behaviors. Utilizing reciprocal dialogue, self-reflection, and truth-telling, we offer a unique approach to exploring the nature of addiction, and present healthy solutions for recovery.

Presented by Greg Liotta, MSW, Program Coordinator, Center for Students in Recovery - UT

Greg Liotta, MSW has been working with young people and families since 1987. He went into Recovery in 1990, which turned his vocation into a mission of service. He uses a synthesis of yoga, transpersonal counseling and mind-body therapy to bring awareness to the inter-connectedness between mind-body-breath. Prior to joining the staff at UT Austin, Greg served as a primary addictions counselor with Crossroads Centre, Antigua. He now serves as the Program Coordinator at the Center for Students in Recovery.

Upcoming Workshops:

June 14, 2014

Topic and presenter TBD.