Austin Recovery and St. David's Foundation Continue Partnership to Help Central Texans

Austin-Based Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center Approved for Grant Funding for Fifth Consecutive Year

AUSTIN, Texas, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Austin Recovery, the largest and most affordable not-for-profit drug and alcohol treatment center in Texas, has been awarded a grant from the St. David's Foundation for the fifth consecutive year.  The grant provides Austin Recovery $356,100 to support residential substance abuse services through Austin Recovery's Dual Recovery Program, geared at helping some of Central Texas' most fragile residents: those battling both drug or alcohol addiction as well as a co-occurring mental and/or mood disorder.

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The Dual Recovery Program continues funding for medically indigent clients who have been stabilized in one of several local psychiatric hospitals allowing them to transfer directly to Austin Recovery for intensive residential substance abuse treatment.  The grant will fund treatment for 55 clients over the next 12 months who are among the most complex target populations that Austin Recovery serves.  Funds cover screening, admission, intensive residential treatment, and limited post-discharge peer recovery support and intensive case management.  New to the grant request this year is the inclusion of 8 sessions of peer recovery coaching by Communities for Recovery, and a full time intensive case manager provided by Austin Travis County Integral Care dedicated to some of the cases post discharge.

"The Foundation is very pleased to continue funding this program, particularly given the challenges low income individuals face in securing high quality residential substance abuse services," says Earl Maxwell, CEO of the Foundation.  "St. David's Foundation has been an integral partner in helping us address the needs of Central Texans with significant psychiatric issues who require treatment for their addictions," says Jonathan Ross, Austin Recovery's CEO.  "This continued partnership supports both of our commitments to helping the most vulnerable members of our community, who would otherwise have no way to access the treatment they so desperately need."

About St. David's Foundation
St. David's Foundation invests in a healthy community through funding, hard work, and initiatives to better care for the underserved and uninsured. As a joint owner of St. David's HealthCare, the Foundation achieves its goals by investing the proceeds from the hospitals back in the Central Texas community. From its beginning in 1924, St. David's HealthCare has now grown to include seven hospitals, four surgery centers, and four urgent care clinics reaching from Georgetown to Kyle.

About Austin Recovery
Since 1967, Austin Recovery has provided effective and compassionate chemical dependency treatment at very affordable rates. Non-profit and CARF-accredited, their transformational treatment model brings about in-depth cognitive, behavioral and spiritual changes essential for overcoming addiction. Austin Recovery offers a number of programs including medical detox, separate men's and women's campuses for 30-day and 90+ day programs, and Family House, which provides a minimum of 90-days of residential drug and alcohol rehab to mothers of young children and women in their third trimester of pregnancy, allowing them to bring up to two children under the age of six with them into treatment.  Austin Recovery also offers outpatient services, alumni support, family programs, aftercare and community education. For more information about Austin Recovery, please visit www.austinrecovery.org.

CONTACT: Ramona Cruz-Peters
Director of Marketing & Communications
Austin Recovery
512-697-8506
rcruzpeters@austinrecovery.org

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