Craig DeSouza

YES Program Peer Coach

Craig grew up in a small town in New York. He began drinking and doing drugs in middle school and quickly became addicted. After going off to college, he realized how difficult it was to control his substance use. Eventually, Craig was referred to a rehabilitation center in Long Island, NY where he began his recovery journey.

Craig recently moved to San Antonio to attend graduate school. He found out about an open position as a transportation and facilities specialist here at Rise Recovery. He enjoyed indirectly working with the youth participants so much that he applied for a position on the YES team. Now, he is working in the Edgewood Independent School District as a peer coach. Craig enjoys making music, spending time with friends and family, and being outside.