Jason Chane is a leader in the evolving recovery industry. He has worked in the field over 10 years now and brings much personal and professional experience to the world of recovery. Jason started as a Program Director at Mark Houston Recovery Center (now Benchmark Recovery Center) in Austin, Texas in 2008. Jason knew from this point that his life would be devoted to the service of men and women that struggle with addiction. He found the calling he had been searching for his entire life.
Jason also spent one year in Florida, working for Vince Carter Sanctuary as a Counselor and loved living in the city of St. Augustine dearly. Jason was asked to come back to Texas to be the Executive Director of the Men’s Program at Benchmark Recovery Center in November of 2011.
During Jason’s tenure at BRC, the program experienced growth and stability due to Jason’s peaceful and powerful approach to leading men. Jason left BRC in July to pursue the vision of starting a recovery and life center in St. Augustine, Florida with his lovely wife Lauren. Jason believes that any man or woman who desires to be sober or free of addictive behaviors can be. It just takes surrender, honesty, discipline and enthusiasm, four things that can be developed. It is Jason’s life purpose to revolutionize the field of addiction recovery. Jason is devoted to living a life of health, peace, and abundance in all ways, and is uniquely able to bring out the best in others. Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity University, in San Antonio, Texas. Jason is a LCDC (Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor) in Texas and is a CAP (Certified Addiction Professional) in Florida. Jason also maintains his ICADC (Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor) designation.
Lauren Chane was born in Austin Texas in 1983 to Tom and Liz Davis. Tom and Liz own three restaurants in the Austin area including two Green Mesquite BBQs and Scholz’s Bier Garten (founded in 1866 and in the Texas register of historic places). As she grew up in Austin, her husband was making his way in Marlin, Texas. They joined mutual friends at a local honkytonk and when they danced the chemistry was set alight.
Lauren has her bachelor’s from Texas State University and Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas. She entered recovery from drug and alcohol addiction 11 years ago and has dedicated her life to service and sobriety. She is currently active in Alcoholics Anonymous and sponsors other women in the program and takes them through the twelve steps. She has volunteered throughout her time in school with Heart to Heart Hospice, St. David’s Hospital, The Sims Foundation, Austin Recovery and the Austin Parks Cleanups.
She is an avid runner and completed her first marathon in February of 2012 where Jason rode his bike and held up grumpy cat signs to keep her spirits high. She is also an avid gardener and loves to grow organic food at home.
The love and recovery in their home is the foundation that they have built the mission for their business on. They believe in clean eating, physical exercise, connection to something greater than themselves, helping other alcoholics recover, equality and fairness for all creatures on earth, prayer, daily meditation, a daily review of character defects and continued personal growth and spreading recovery to all those who need it.
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