Roy Reina, PRSS

Younger Group Peer Counselor

Roy is a Peer Counselor for our Older Group, which serves adults in recovery.  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. He feels nobody ever gave up on him here and while in recovery, he always felt welcome.

Roy was at a point in his life where he had come to terms with his way of life, which included substance use. He had lost all hope in himself and a bright future. Today, Roy’s life has done a complete 180 degrees. He is determined to give back the hope that was so freely given to him. When Roy was younger, he had every opportunity to play pro baseball, however, because of his decisions, his dream was dashed. Today, Roy plays on a fast-pitch city league and leads a team of people in recovery to play softball against others in recovery. His dream is to one day take a little league team to the Little League World Series.

When Roy walks into work each 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.