Roy Reina, PRSS

Youth & ISRP Coordinator

Roy Reina serves our youth in two facets, as a Youth Peer Recovery Coach, for those in need of substance use issue support (aged 12-17) as well as our ISRP (In School Recovery Program) Coordinator, providing local school districts with recovery education and prevention services. Some of Roy’s favorite topics are powerlessness over mind-changing chemicals, character defects, trusting a higher power of your understanding, all of the promises, self-care and gratitude. Roy is passionate about his job because he truly believes our program saved his life:

“When I was a teenager I had no idea that a place like Rise existed. I love to see the kids find new ways to cope with life and see the happiness come back into their eyes. By the time I found Rise I was 30 years old, however nobody ever gave up on me here and they always made me feel welcomed. I was at a point in my life where I had come to terms with my drug addiction and had lost all hope in myself and a bright future. Today my life has done a complete 180 and I want to be able to give back the hope that was so freely given to me. When I was younger I had every opportunity to play pro baseball and because of my decision’s I lost the opportunity. Today I play on a fast pitch city league and played in the Clean and Sober Softball World Series in California. My dream is to one day take a little league team to the little league world series. I am so grateful for this program and the people who work here.”