Judy is a gifted addictions counselor who has been in recovery for many years.  She graduated with honors from a Maryland program in chemical dependency counseling.  Prior to becoming a counselor, Judy worked as a teacher for Montgomery County Public Schools.   Judy obtained her undergraduate degree in French and Philosophy from Bucknell University, where she was an ardent lover of the humanities.   Following her education, Judy worked in the accounting software field, helped people find their dream jobs as a recruiter, and traveled with her husband to do missionary work.  She proudly raised three daughters in Maryland and calls Potomac home.

On recovery

"Having traveled the road of recovery personally, it had become clear to me that those dealing with alcohol and drug addictions are my people!  I want to assist all those suffering from addiction and in need of help in every way possible to empower themselves and reap the great rewards of living a full and satisfying life in recovery." 

I am honored to be part of the Second Chance Addiction Care team. Our dedication knows no bounds!"

It may surprise you to know...

Jude once pursued a career in professional singing.

Meet Jude


9800 Falls Road

Suite 7
Potomac, MD 20854



Judy Austin, CAC-AD