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


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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:

October 11, 2014 10 a.m. to Noon

“Leveraging Technology to Enhance Addiction Treatment and Recovery”

Technology such as the Internet and mobile phones offers considerable promise for affecting the assessment, prevention, and treatment of and recovery from substance use disorders. In this workshop you will be able to establish a better understanding of the promise of technology based tools and mobile applications for those in the recovery journey and therapeutic tools available to serving the recovery journey; potential models for technology based interventions; and mobile technology tools. An excellent opportunity to learn for those on the recovery journey, their families, friends and professionals serving the recovery community.

Presented by RJ García, MA, LCDC, Therapist, Educator, Interventionist

A Central Texan with over twenty five years of serving the recovery community. RJ has a special blend of experience in addiction services, education and development, business development and public health expertise. RJ has a unique ability to work with a variety of life experiences and work closely with others to define a collaborative treatment approach including on-line therapy services for the whole family who may live in another part of the state. RJ earned his M.A. in Addiction Counseling from the world renown Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies, currently serves on the International Society of Mental Health On-line Executive Committee and serves the community as a therapist, educator and interventionist.

Upcoming Workshops:

November 8, 2014

Topic and presenter TBD.