Texas Recovery‐Oriented System of Care–Training
and Technical Assistance (ROSC‐TTA)

Through a contract with the Texas Health and Human Services (Texas HHS), Addiction Research Institute offers in‐depth technical assistance, training, curriculum development, data collection and evaluation on recovery system transformation, adult and youth peer recovery support services and recovery-oriented systems of care.

Big Texas Rally for Recovery

ARI collaborates with the Texas recovery community to coordinate the annual Big Texas Recovery Rally. The 2023 Big Texas Rally for Recovery will be September 9, 2023. It will be hosted in multiple local communities across the state. To learn more about the rally visit the Big Texas Rally for Recovery website or join our mailing list.

Curriculum Development

ARI provides curriculum development and writing services, as well as technical assistance and training to curriculum facilitators. ARI is assisting Texas HHS, Texas Certification Board and the Texas peer recovery workforce with updates to the Texas Peer Specialist Supervisor Certification Texas Peer Specialist Core Certification Curriculum, Texas Recovery Support Peer Specialist Certification Curriculum and Texas Mental Health Peer Specialist Certification Curriculum. 

Technical Assistance on Recovery Transformation and Peer Recovery Services

ARI, through our partnership with Achara Consulting, Inc., offers individualized technical assistance to all HHSC‐funded Recovery Support Services and Youth Recovery Communities providers on recovery transformation, best practices in peer recovery support and integration of peer recovery services. Technical assistance includes trainings, webinars, conference calls and learning collaborative(s) related to the integration of RSS and recovery management approaches.

Continuing Service
at Every Step

ARI conducts a needs assessment, process, and outcome evaluation for peer recovery support and substance use services. 

ARI provides technical assistance on development of data collection tools, data collection processes and performance measurement development and monitoring for Texas HHS and for HHS‐funded recovery and community providers.

ARI, through our partnership with Achara Consulting, Inc., provides technical assistance for the development and expansion of the Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC) sites in Texas. 

ARI, through our partnership with Faces and Voices of Recovery Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services (CAPRSS), provides training and technical assistance to assist Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs), Consumer Operated Service Providers (COSPs), and peer recovery support service (PRSS) programs build capacity and infrastructure toward national accreditation standards. 

ARI provides HHSC‐approved continuing education trainings related to best practices in recovery support, co‐occurring mental health and substance use peer recovery, medication-assisted recovery support, and suicide prevention to the peer recovery workforce in Texas. 

Recovery Support Services Conference

The Addiction Research Institute hosts an annual recovery transformation conference in partnership with Achara Consulting, Inc. for peer support staff and supervisors in HHS‐funded Recovery Support Services and Youth Recovery Communities programs.

Our Team

Maureen Nichols — Associate Director of Programs, ARI

Lori Mangrum – Research Scientist; Evaluator

Catherine Kaviani – Senior Research Program Coordinator

William Hamblen – Database Analyst

Kelly Pierrend – Research Associate

Darcy Kues — Lead Curriculum Developer

Jessica Jarvis — Senior Administrative Program Coordinator

James Green — Program Coordinator

Brenda Fluegel — Administrative Associate

Tim Saubers — Curriculum Writer