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Sage Recovery Partners with SIMS Foundation to Provide Treatment for Local Musicians


Sage Recovery & Wellness Center has joined in partnership with the SIMS Foundation to offer free intensive outpatient program (IOP) services to musicians dealing with substance abuse and alcohol addictions, among other mental health illnesses.

“We are honored to have the privilege to serve Austin’s creative community through this partnership,” Tiffany Anschutz, chief executive officer of Sage Recovery & Wellness Center, said. “As an outpatient facility, our work centers on treatment to help clients avoid relapses when confronted with what we refer to as ‘triggers.’ As musicians in our city are often subjected to work situations where triggers may exist such as bars and clubs, this treatment can be vital to their success.”

The SIMS Foundation provides mental health services to musicians and their families living in Austin through partnerships with mental health providers in private practice in the Austin area. Through these partnerships, they are able to provide a range of mental health services for Austin musicians and their families, including: counseling sessions for individuals, couples, families, and bands; psychiatric services including psychiatric evaluation and medication management; and addiction recovery options including medical detoxification, intensive inpatient treatment, and continued care at sober living facilities.

“Each year our organization connects more than 600 Austin musicians struggling with mental illness and addiction to licensed therapists and accredited programs,” Brad Pierson, clinical director of the SIMS Foundation, said. “With the support of Sage Recovery & Wellness Center, we will now be able to offer research-proven outpatient treatment services to local musicians in the creative community, continuing to provide much-needed support to Austin musicians and their families.”

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Sage Recovery & Wellness Center provides affordable, quality care for adults and adolescents struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. The center offers individualized counseling, family counseling and intensive outpatient group therapy. All treatments are conducted by master’s level therapists who specialize in substance abuse. For more information, please visit

SIMS Foundation
The SIMS Foundation provides access and financial support for mental health and addiction recovery services to Austin musicians and their families. Each year SIMS connects hundreds of musicians with counseling, psychiatric, and addiction treatment services that include: short and long-term individual, family, and band counseling; recovery-focused counseling by addiction recovery specialists; psychiatric evaluations and ongoing medication management; medically supervised detoxification; and, continued care at sober living facilities. For more information, please visit