Michael Durchslag, B.A., M.A.T.


PRESENTATION TITLE: Parents Supporting Teens in Recovery from Substance Use Disorder

 P.E.A.S.E. Academy (Peers Enjoying A Sober Education)


Michael Durchslag is the Director of P.E.A.S.E. Academy (Peers Enjoying a Sober Education), the oldest sober school in the United States.  He began working for P.E.A.S.E. in November, 1995 as the Social Studies teacher.  Michael became the school’s Director in January, 2007.  He is a licensed 7-12 social studies teacher and earned his Masters of Arts in Teaching from the University of St. Thomas in 2002.  Michael also holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from Beloit College (1991). His commitment to recovery schools goes beyond P.E.A.S.E. Academy as he also serves as a member of the National Advisory Council for the Oregon Recovery School Initiative, an advisor on the Coalition of Recovery Investments (CORI), he is a board member of the Association of Recovery Schools (ARS), and is a part of the ARS Executive Council. Most recently, Michael has been asked to be a part of Minneapolis Community and Technical College’s Advisory Board for their Collegiate Recovery Community and Program.