About Us

An Austin, Texas Original, Since 1967

Austin Recovery is Where the Healing Begins.

Austin Recovery was founded in 1967 by Jim and Hazel Lavender.

Originally named Austin Rehabilitation Center or ARC, the Lavenders provided counseling, housing, and vocational training on their farm in Buda, Texas to individuals discharged and banned from the Austin State Hospital for being “chronic inebriates.” Over the next 51 years, Austin Recovery would address the needs of a changing population, culture, and marketplace to provide compassionate addiction treatment to those in the community who would have otherwise not been able to access it.

The organization continues to honor the spirit of Jim and Hazel by offering services that are accessible to all individuals and families in need, regardless of ability to pay.

Join the 3,000 and counting who believe addiction treatment should remain financially accessible.

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