Rise Recovery’s Blog

Tell Me About Yourself Tuesdays!

with Evita Morin, Executive Director

What have you gained from recovery?
Peace, my family, forgiveness, being forgiven, vulnerability, joy

What helped you get and stay sober?
When I stopped expecting to receive perfect love from imperfect people and gave myself to God instead.

What’s your favorite song?
I would do anything for love by Meatloaf – I just realized how ironic that is

What advice do you have for a newcomer?
No advice. I would seek to just listen and develop relationships. People come back to people.

What’s one random fact about yourself?
I met Steven Seagal. My life is complete.

Love, Service, Rise Recovery

Board member, JJ Casey, shares why he serves with Rise Recovery:
 
“I serve on the Board because Rise Recovery facilitates health and joy in place of sickness and sorrow, family in place of broken homes, and hope where there may be none at all. The Greater San Antonio Area benefits immeasurably from the cost-free services and programs Rise provides to children, young adults and their families, and I am very proud to be part of an organization that has such a profound, positive impact on our community.”

Tell Me About Yourself Tuesdays!

with Becca Graham, Program & Development Liaison

What have you gained from recovery?
I’ve gained from getting to know those in recovery, through our staff and our clients. I understand more and more every day what it means to struggle with, survive and triumph over the chains of addiction. Our staff and clients have blessed me!

What’s some advice you would give yourself 10 years in the future?
The same advice I would’ve given myself 10 years ago – don’t sweat the small stuff!

What’s your favorite song?
Foo Fighters “Walk”

What advice do you have for a newcomer?
Listen to the people here, they get it.

What’s one random fact about yourself?
My childhood was spent traveling all over – my Dad is a retired pro polo player.

Love, Service, Rise Recovery

Board member, Gerry Smith shares why he serves with Rise Recovery:

“I serve on the board because I feel a sense of purpose and accomplishment each and every time I witness the miracle of recovery with Rise Recovery. I am so blessed to have the privilege of serving on this Board and look forward to each coming year, knowing that in some small part I am helping in the furtherance of the Rise mission.”

Tell Me About Yourself Tuesdays!

with Whitney Boeckmann, Collegiate Program Coordinator

How much time do you have in recovery?
4-30-12, 5years+

What have you gained from recovery?
The Promises, the ability to navigate emotions in a healthy way, respond to others respectfully, develop relationships based on goodness, love, and light

What helped you get and stay sober?
H.P., PDAP, strong family support, willingness to change environment, taking suggestions, being honest with myself and others,

What’s some advice you would give yourself 10 years in the future?
Breathe & Trust in God & Remember Self-Care

What’s your favorite song?
Chris Young “Losing Sleep”

What advice do you have for a newcomer?
Stay connected, get involved, get into the middle of the pack, and ask for help!

What’s one random fact about yourself?
loves poetry, painting, fishing, and softball!

Love, Service, Rise Recovery

Our board member Edna Cruz shares why she serves:

“I serve on the board because… I want to work and live in a place where individuals reach their highest level of health and education, and where we live in an economically vibrant community. To that end, I am lending my knowledge, skills and abilities as a nurse and local business owner to assist Rise Recovery demonstrate client and collective successes achieved through their program. I have seen this program empower youths and young adults to reintegrate back to their former friends, family, school and work. It is an inspired program and one for which I am very thankful and grateful to fund and support for the community impactful results they achieve.”