Category: Articles

A Letter from our Program Director

Dear friends, As we all come to grips with the tragedy in Las Vegas, I would like to offer some advice on speaking with your children on the sensitive subject of violence in our society. Avoid repeatedly exposing your family to the events via social media, television and adult conversations. … Read More»

Living Life Sober

5 Reasons Why I Love My Life Sober by Natalie Mosqueda   When I get sober at 16, I thought my life was over. I  thought I would be doomed to a life of bad coffee and old people, there would be no more friends and no more fun. I… Read More»

Rise Recovery joins Bexar County/San Antonio’s Opioid Task Force

By Evita Morin Rise Recovery joined Mayor Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Wolff at the first meeting of Bexar County/San Antonio’s Opioid Task Force. The task force brings together public health experts, medical and pharmaceutical professionals, first responders, policymakers, educators and social service agencies. Texas is currently in the top… Read More»

By Michelli Ramon

Self-care is a good thing, there’s no arguing that. But like many good things, the spirit of its intent is sometimes warped by unrealistic expectations and our tendencies to perfect and compare. In my own life, self-care began to feel like one more thing I couldn’t get to and anytime… Read More»

4 Tips to Help Love Ones Stay Sober on New Year’s

The holiday season is full of celebrations – and in many cases indulgences of food and alcohol – especially on New Year’s Eve. But, for many people in early recovery, those occasions present temptations that can derail progress. While avoiding parties with alcohol and drugs is a smart choice for… Read More»

The 12 Steps of Recovery

12 Steps

By George Block Every coach who wants to build a winning culture knows that getting life lessons right is the foundation for getting the next thing in practice right.  In sports – and in business, science, politics, you name it – culture eats strategy for lunch.  Some of the best coaching… Read More»

4 Tips to Manage Stress & Improve Recovery Success

By Trish Frye Seems these days I hear a lot about stress. Given that recovery is always a stressful time, it is important to pay special attention to stress levels and be mindful of the way we are managing them. Dr. Kevin McCauley states that “the primary cause of addiction… Read More»

Trying to be happier? Try this.

By John Casey When we think about what is important in life, we will conclude more often than not that the most meaningful goal is to be happy. And we think about what it is that might get us there, whether in the short-term or long-term, and various things cross… Read More»

Summer Idle Time Poses a Risk For Teens

By Sarah Goodman Summer months are typically about going to the beach, getting a tan, creating memories, sharing backyard BBQ’s and planning family vacation time including trips to Grandparent’s house. For some teenagers, summer is about having one last “fun summer” before going off to college or joining the ‘real… Read More»

Are You Helping or Enabling? 10 Questions to Ask Yourself

By Trish Frye The following are 10 questions that you might ask yourself before making an “am I helping or enabling” decision: 1. Will doing (or not doing ) this, help my loved one stay sick? Sometimes our best intentions allow the disease of addiction to continue. 2. Am I… Read More»