About Us

Rise Recovery Purpose

To carry our love and understanding to others, and to practice the principles of love and honesty in our daily lives, with the help of God, as we understand Him.

Guiding Principle and Mission

To help teens, young adults, and their families overcome the effects of mind-changing chemicals while assisting the community through partnerships in education and prevention.

Core Values

  • Community – giving back and building community through collaborations, cooperation, openness, and availability.
  • Outstanding Service – promoting healing by selflessly putting others first, acting with integrity while offering encouragement, accountability and safety.
  • Relationship – strengthening relationships with God and others while contributing to an environment that fosters teamwork and growth
  • Empowerment – offering unconditional love and understanding to enable healing, forgiveness, and hope for a life full of purpose.

Basis of Formation

Rise Recovery started as the San Antonio office of Palmer Drug Abuse Program (PDAP), which opened in November 1977 when Reverend (now Bishop) John McNaughton of Christ Episcopal Church learned of the success of the PDAP groups in Houston and Dallas. What most impressed Rev. McNaughton was that PDAP was based on spiritual principles rather than a specific religion, and, most notably, that the organization did not charge for services.