Welcoming The New Director!
We are excited to announce that Austin Shook will be the new director of Real Deal Sober Living! With years of passionate work, it’s time for Austin to lead Real Deal into the future of sober living.
Austin's Story & Plan For The Future
Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Austin grew up seeing his Dad pick up yearly AA chips at the Preston Group. However, it wasn’t until the age of 30 that Austin was reintroduced to the 12-steps of recovery. That is when he embraced the recovery lifestyle, with a passion which has led him to a career in the treatment field.
Shook’s plans for Real Deal Sober Living include reinvigorating our presence in the Metroplex by continuous collaboration with our community partners and families, while maintaining a high level of accountability and recovery-focused culture in and around our beautiful homes in North Texas.
In addition to his passion for the recovery program that saved his life, Shook brings a charismatic management style that he has used to manage teams in the residential treatment setting. He also has experience running the alumni program for a successful outpatient (IOP) and as case-manager for a transitional-living facility nearby. Shook brings this energy to the RD houses, meeting weekly with our live-in house manager/assistant managers, while detailing the progress of our residents and sending regular updates to families and helping professionals involved in the resident’s treatment.
Having gone through treatment near Waco, TX and sober living in Kerrville, TX, Shook has been in the same shoes as a new resident is walking into our homes. Now in long term recovery himself, Shook is beyond excited to provide the same desperately needed structure to individuals with a desire to change their lives. “We can recover,” says Shook “if we can practice the spiritual disciplines that have been proven to work for millions just like us. Real Deal Sober Living is a place where the foundation is laid for this lifelong journey that we commit to daily. From each morning at our house meditation, to the weekly community meetings, and the required 12-step groups and IOP/therapy sessions we encourage all residents to attend, we are on this journey together. You are never alone in this Fellowship. Join us.”