Alamo Area Recovery Initiative (ROSC)

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WHAT IS A ROSC? (Recovery Oriented Systems of Care)

A coordinated network of community-based services and supports that are person-centered and build on the strengths and resiliencies of individuals, families, and communities to achieve abstinence, improved health, wellness, and quality for individuals who are impacted by substance abuse and addiction. To create a foundation “systems of care” with resources to address a full range of substance abuse problems within a community.

The US Department of Health and Human Services – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is now recognizing ROSC as a priority and as part of the national recovery agenda is helping states and communities across the United States implement their own Recovery Oriented Systems of Care. Texas is taking an active role in this process and Bexar County has convened a workgroup consisting of the legal, medical, treatment, social services, non-profits, the twelve-step community, faith-based groups, psychiatric entities, and most importantly people in recovery themselves to implement our own unique ROSC.

The workgroup will utilize “Recovery Coaches” trained in the principals and navigational components of ROSC to help guide recovering persons through the appropriate person-centered journeys to health and wellness. The full continuum of care: prevention, early intervention, treatment, continuing care and recovery. ROSC believes there MANY are pathways to recovery.


  • Prevent the development of substance use disorder
  • Intervene earlier in the progression of the disease
  • Reduce the harm caused by addiction
  • Help individuals transition from brief experiments in recovery initiation to sustained recovery maintenance
  • Promote good quality of life, community health, and wellness for all

For more information on the local ROSC:

Barbara Hood

Monthly Meetings Dates:
Last Monday of the Month | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meetings are held virtually at this time. Please reach out to Barbara Hood at for more information.