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Big Country Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC)

Communities across the U.S. are recognizing the need to strengthen their recovery resources and build communities that support each person's recovery. In Texas, the Department of State Health Services is assisting communities in the development of local Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) coalitions to achieve these goals. Region 2 has developed two ROSC groups, one in Abilene and one in Wichita Falls. Key principals for these groups include:


  1. There are many pathways to recovery. Each person is unique with specific needs…
  2. Recovery is a reality. It can, will, and does happen.
  3. EVERYONE in our community is invited to participate- We want to include family members, community leaders, faith-based representatives, business owners, law enforcement, city and county officials, substance abuse and mental health providers, social service agencies, treatment providers, educators, health care providers and of course, people in recovery.
  4. We want to identify what works and build on our strengths to make our community a place where individuals in recovery can make healthy choices and improve the quality of their lives.

Please contact Melanie Cheek at 325-673-2242, ext. 106 or if you would like to connect with a ROSC group in Abilene or Wichita Falls.


Big Country ROSC Meets the 4th Wednesday of every month at noon at ARCADA, 104 Pine, Suite 217


For more specific information on the ROSC movement, please visit:


ARCADA also offers Recovery Coach training for those interested in becoming a Recovery Coach or obtaining your Peer Recovery Support Credential (PRS). The 50-hour training provides participants with a comprehensive overview of the purpose, tasks, and role of a Recovery Coach. The training also provides participants with information, tools, and resources needed to provide Recovery Coach services, emphasizing the skills needed to link people in substance abuse recovery to needed supports within their communities. Eligible participants are defined as "individuals interested in promoting recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery and serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery." Upon successful completion of the training, participants will have the necessary coursework completed in order to satisfy training requirements for their Peer Recovery Support Credential (PRS). For more information about obtaining the PRS credential, please visit


For more information on Recovery Coach training, please contact Melanie Cheek at 325-673-2242, ext. 106 or

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