Wed, Oct 17|
The Clay Pit
Table Talk: "A New Take on Addiction: Isolation and the Role of Community" with Robin Peyson
What does it mean to heal? Whom does it take? Join us for dinner and conversation at the Clay Pit to hear from Communities for Recovery director, Robin Peyson, as she talks about the communal role in recovery. Space is limited to 20 people, so sign up today!
Time & Location
Oct 17, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
About The Event
What does it mean to heal? Whom does it take to help one heal? Join us for dinner and conversation at the Clay Pit to hear from Communities for Recovery director, Robin Peyson, as she talks about the communal role in recovery. Space is limited to 20 people, so sign up today!
Ms. Peyson is the Executive Director of Communities for Recovery, a community based non-profit that provides peer based recovery services and supports to individuals in recovery from substance use and/or mental illness. In July, 2018 CforR was awarded the Joel Hernandez Voice of Recovery from the Association of Recovery Community Organizations, a national organization that represents recovery community organizations.
She has spent her professional career developing, managing, advocating for and integrating public health, mental health, and substance abuse treatment programs and policy. Her previous positions include serving as the Executive Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Texas, as well as Assistant Director and System Specialist with the Children’s Department of the Community Mental Health Division of the Texas Department of State Health Services. She is also a family member, and has several individuals in her family who are impacted by substance use and mental illness, some of whom are in recovery.
Ms. Peyson received her BA in Psychology and Biology cum laude from Williams College and her Masters in Health Services Administration (MHSA) from the School of Public Health of the University of Michigan. She also received her Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the University of Texas, as well as attending the Strategic Management Program at the RGK Center for Philanthropy & Community Service, the University of Texas at Austin.