Roy Reina

PDAP Older Group Coordinator & Peer Counselor

At Rise Recovery, Roy works with the PDAP Older Adult group.  Some of his favorite topics to address are the powerlessness of mind-changing chemicals, character defects, trusting a Higher Power of one’s understanding, all of the promises, self-care, and gratitude. He is passionate about his job because Rise Recovery saved his life. Nobody ever gave up on him, and Roy always felt welcome at Rise. He was at a point in his life where he had come to terms with his way of life, which included substance use and he had lost all hope in himself and a bright future. Today, Roy’s life has done a complete 180. He wants to be able to give back the hope that was so freely given to him. When he was younger, he had every opportunity to play pro baseball. However, because of his decisions that all went away. Today, Roy plays on a fast-pitch city league ,and takes a team of people in recovery to treatment centers to play softball with the clients attending those treatment centers. His dream is to one day take a little league team to the little league world series. When Roy walks into work every day, he feels like he is walking into God’s house. He is so grateful for Rise Recovery and everything the people here have done for him.