New monthly family program designed for chronic pain and addiction recovery clients and their loved ones.

Feb 2, 2017

Dr. Stanger will work alongside a staff of skilled professionals to develop and launch the Courageous Family and Friends Recovery Program. This innovative program focuses on each individual and their loved ones in a group setting, providing strategies and tools for all to achieve health and wellness.

Dr. Louise Stanger is pleased to announce she has joined the Driftwood Recovery team as a consulting professional, with plans to launch the Courageous Family and Friends Recovery Program. The program will place an emphasis on dealing with chronic pain, substance abuse, process disorders, mental health and other lifestyle issues. The program will be experiential, combining outdoor adventure with classroom learning designed to give loved ones’ strategies for success.

Driftwood Recovery is Austin’s premier residential treatment program that specializes in chronic pain, substance abuse, mental health and process addictions. It offers an 85-acre campus; spacious living arrangements, amenities, expert staff and innovative programs that focus on holistic healing of the mind, body and spirit for the whole family. Driftwood Recovery is centered on multidisciplinary programs and a 12 Step-based platform. It is headed by Dr. James Flowers, one of the most respected names in the area of pain management, addiction treatment and chronic pain assessment.

About Louise Stanger Ed.D, LCSW, CDWF, CIP

Dr. Louise Stanger - speaker, educator, clinician, and interventionist - uses an invitational intervention approach with complicated mental health, substance abuse, chronic pain and process addiction clients.

Louise’s work has been published in the Huffington Post, Journal of Alcohol Studies, The Sober World, Recovery Campus, Addiction Blog and other media outlets. The San Diego Business Journal listed her as one of the “Top 10 Women Who Mean Business”, and she is considered by Quit Alcohol as one of the Top 10 Interventionists in the country. She speaks all over the country and is the recipient of the 2014 Foundations Fan Favorite Speaker Award and the 2016 Joseph L. Galletta Spirit of Recovery Award. Her book Falling Up: A Memoir of Renewal is available on Amazon and Learn to Thrive: An Intervention Handbook on her website at She is thrilled to join the innovative team at Driftwood.

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