Creating Your Holistic Recovery Lifestyle
When I began the journey of recovery with earnestness, I realized I needed to create a new way to live that would support ongoing healing and transformation. I realized the importance of living in a way where every activity and action I took would guide me in determining: Is this experience enhancing or threatening my recovery?
Through this process, I was able to build a life of recovery in which the majority of my experiences were positive instead of negative, as they had been during my active addiction.
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Ivana is a woman in long term recovery from heroin addiction and eating disorders, with a proven track record in the nonprofit addiction field. Recently, she served as turnaround executive director of Austin Recovery, a treatment center with a 50-year legacy of affordability in the community. Prior to that, she served as executive director of Transforming Youth Recovery, a strategic grant program for school-based recovery support. Ivana began her career as director of The Center for Students in Recovery at The University of Texas, where she led the expansion of collegiate recovery programs to all eight UT System schools; a measure unanimously approved by the UT Board of Regents. (B.A. Wayne State University; M.S.W. University of Michigan).