HOTBHN Observes National Recovery Month

WACO, TX – The Heart of Texas Behavioral Health Network (HOTBHN) observes and celebrates September 2023 as National Recovery Month – to help increase public awareness surrounding mental health and addiction recovery.

National Recovery Month started in 1989 to, according to SAMHSA, “promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the nation’s strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and communities who make recovery in all its forms possible.”

HOTBHN is also honored to offer substance use services through its Heart of Texas Recovery Center, located in Waco.

“What we do here is we provide outpatient substance use treatment to our clients, “said Laura Weaver, HOTBHN Substance Use Program Manager. “We work with clients who have an addiction disorder. For our patients, we can also help them find abed and treatment. We don’t offer inpatient (treatment) but can help find a bed if they need it for inpatient as well.”

Weaver stressed National Recovery Month has a great impact here in our six-county service area, particularly in this post-COVID time period.

“COVID sent many people home, and many people lost jobs and their houses,” Weaver said. “Some people turn to substance use to try to relieve some of that pressure and stress. I want to bring awareness that we are here to help, that there’s no stigma or shame for asking for help.”

The Heart of Texas Recovery Center is located at 612 Austin in Waco and can be reached at (254) 297-8999. Visit our website for complete information and see a video on our HOTBHN YouTube Channel featuring Laura Weaver and the Heart of Texas Recovery Center.

HOTBHN is honored to be the Local Mental Health Authority (LMHA) and Local Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Authority (LIDDA) for our service area of Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone, and McLennan Counties of Central Texas.


Tanya Ledesma,

Public Information Coordinator,

Cell: (254) 640-5229

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