Special Events


Rise Recovery’s 15th Annual Campaign Breakfast

“Featuring speaker Debra Jay on why it takes a family

approach to achieve lasting sobriety”

May 29, 2015

8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

The Omni Hotel at the Colonnade

9827 Colonnade Boulevard


Debra and Jeff Jay will offer a workshop for
recovery professionals immediately following the Breakfast. 



About Debra Jay:

Book Cover - It Takes a FamilyNoted author, lecturer and interventionist, Debra Jay has appeared frequently on The Oprah Winfrey Show and has been seen most recently on The Dr. Oz Show.  She is the author of It Takes a Family: A Cooperative Approach to Lasting Sobriety, the guide to Structured Family Recovery™ and No More Letting Go: The Spirituality of Taking Action Against Alcoholism and Drug Addiction. She is also coauthor of the books Love First and Aging and Addiction.

Sponsorship Opportunities & Ticket Sales:

The Breakfast is open to the public. Individual tickets are $100 and sponsorship tables of 10 are available at different levels. Proceeds from the event will be used to help teens, young adults and their families develop life skills to overcome the effects of drugs and alcohol. The funds will also support Rise Recovery’s education and prevention programs designed to strengthen families and the community.

For more information about sponsoring the Campaign Breakfast or purchasing tickets, please call Rise Recovery at (210) 227-2634.





Community pulls through at the last  minute to exceed 2014 Holiday Matching Challenge

Thanks to a generous matching challenge from the Security Service Charitable Foundation and several other donors, a record breaking $93,217 was raised during our 2014 Holiday Match Campaign. Thank you to everyone for your support! Your investment provides recovery services year-round to more than 3,100 teens, young adults and their families through PDAP, Rise Education and Prevention, Rise Early Intervention and Rise Youth Leadership. If you didn’t get a chance to donate during this campaign but still want to help, you can make a donation online at www.riserecovery.org/donate.

“Miss USA 2006″ impacts high school students with her recovery story

During her recent visit to San Antonio hosted by Rise Recovery, “Miss USA 2006,” Tara Conner, made a big impact on the high school students and their parents. She was authentic and transparent in her story of recovery. Tara spoke to over a 1,000 students at the following high schools: St. Mary’s Hall, Alamo Heights High School, Boerne High School and Boerne Champion.

Quotes from the community:

    “Tara’s visit was a great success.  She has a way of reaching out to kids that is amazing.  The way they responded to her after her talk at St. Mary’s Hall was something I had to see to believe.  One by one they waited to speak with her…many in tears, obviously sharing burdens they were carrying that needed to be lifted.”             - Rise Recovery Board Member

    “I’m so glad to hear Tara felt like she’d make a difference, and if you can pass on to her that she truly did and that she has made a life-altering impact on our students here, please do.”   - Leader at St. Mary’s Hall         

An evening with
“Miss USA 2006″
Tara Conner

Tara Conner fist pump

“Recovering the Crown”
Breaking the Cycle of Addiction
Oct 2, 2014

We thank the Alamo Heights High School for hosting the event!

Tara Conner is a singer/songwriter, actress, television personality
and model; as well as an advocate and voice of long-term recovery.
Please join us as she shares her experience, strength, and hope
with the San Antonio community.

Photo courtesy of Miss Universe L.P., LLLP


2014 Annual Campaign Breakfast was our most successful fundraising event to date!

Thank you to our sponsors, underwriters, in-kind donors and the hundreds of supporters who gave at the 2014 Breakfast!! Thanks to you, we had a 34 percent increase in giving when compared to last year’s event!

Carroll Jackson kicked off the Breakfast by introducing the Rt. Reverend John H. MacNaughton. Rev. MacNaughton led a crowd of approximately 450 people in prayer and spoke about how he brought the PDAP program to San Antonio in 1977.  Kirk Hewitt, Rise Recovery’s Board Treasurer and Breakfast Chairman, gave a state of the union address as it pertained to Rise Recovery. Trish Frye, Program Director, talked about the genesis of Rise Recovery and how the PDAP program is not going anywhere but is actually building steam and moving us towards the future.  Jeff Jay, keynote presenter and clinical interventionist, gave a wonderful presentation about addiction and intervention.

In closing, we were blessed with another successful fundraising Breakfast.  Thank you to all of our sponsors, in-kind donors and underwriters!

We look forward to our 15th Annual Campaign Breakfast!


Jeff Jay’s presentation from the 2014 Breakfast

Video: Mother and Son Testimony