2019 ARHE/ARS/AAPG Conference Schedule
Mr. Austin M Brown, LMSW, Kennesaw State University, Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery, Associate Director of Research and Programming
Austin McNeill Brown is a licensed social worker, recovery scientist, and recovery theorist. He has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas Tech University with a focus on addiction studies, and he holds a Master’s Degree in social work from the University of Vermont. Currently, Mr. Brown works as the Associate Director for the Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. In addition to his role in collegiate recovery, Mr. Brown runs the recovery science research laboratory at Kennesaw State and he is one of the founders of the Recovery Science Research Collaborative- a recovery science think-tank dedicated to bringing together leading recovery scientists for collaboration. Austin has co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed articles since graduating in 2016. His research topics cover multiple areas within the continuum of care and recovery sphere, from harm reduction to long-term abstinence-based recovery models, community-based interventions, and the linguistics of recovery. His team’s theoretical work involved developing a new working definition of recovery for use by scientists, as well as a grand theory for the recovery science field. At the heart of his work is the fundamental belief that recovery is a transformative and revolutionary experience, whereby individuals and families are reconstituted in healthy and sustainable ways through multidimensional changes.