“From the forest itself comes the handle to the axe,” - “Chop ‘em Down,” Matisyahu
The Program Director located at our Austin facility, Dave Mariano ensures that all clients are given the best quality care that is up to Recovery Unplugged’s standards. He oversees everything from the music heard in the hallways and in the vans, to the songs that are chosen for groups, and everything in between. He works closely with the clinical and housing staff to ensure that everyone is trained and familiar with the standards and protocols of Recovery Unplugged’s program. Dave not only created the original curriculum, but also continues to help create new groups, improve our current schedule of groups, and assists with outings, activities and meetings.
Dave is currently certified as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and is also trained in Neurolinguistic Programming. He has worked at Recovery Unplugged for over five years and has been in the treatment industry for seven years. He has held almost every position imaginable, working his way up from a tech, to housing manager and later program coordinator.
Dave has been in recovery since February 28, 2012, and is a proud member of Narcotics Anonymous. He’s also an avid golfer and very passionate about emotional and physical wellness. He goes to the gym at least four days per week and takes part in various clubs and classes, including yoga and high interval intensity training (HIIT). Dave is a huge fan of all Philadelphia sports teams, specifically the Eagles. He also loves extreme sports, and skateboarding and snowboarding are his personal favorites.