Press Release Community Rallies at the Last Minute to Achieve Record-Breaking Fundraiser SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 14, 2015 — Thanks to a generous matching challenge from the Security Service Charitable Foundation and community members pulling through at the last minute, a record breaking $93,217 was raised during the 2014 Holiday Match Campaign for Rise… Read More»
The untimely and tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman reminds us that regardless of intellect, talent or success—no one is immune from the devastating effects of the disease of addiction. Addiction is a disease that leads to hijacking of the brain, and in the process causes profound loss of reasoning. … Read More»
25 Tips Parents Should Know About Substance Abuse 1. Alcohol and drugs are powerful. They cause more physical and emotional damage in young people’s lives at a faster rate than adults. 2. You cannot isolate your child from this issue. Social tolerance of drug use is far more prevalent than… Read More»
Enabling behavior is born out of our instinct for love. It’s only natural to want to help someone we love, but when it comes to certain problems — helping is like throwing a match on a pool of gas.
Article by Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje of the San Antonio Express News, November 4, 2013
In the past 20 years, researchers in neuroscience have uncovered the brain mechanisms that underlie addiction — discoveries that are slowly transforming the field of substance abuse research and treatment.
But what does it really mean to say that those caught in the grip of alcohol, cocaine or other drugs of abuse suffer from a disease? Doesn’t personal choice play a role? Read the news article here… Doctor Speaks From Experience About Addiction
Comprehensive Guide of over 40 commonly-abused drugs.
Print and read this chart on the Phases of Addiction and Recovery
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If you are looking for help with a substance-related issue, Rise Recovery along with Alpha Home, Lifetime Recovery, and Pay It Forward are providing this United Way-supported partnership serving the Bexar County community. Operators will listen intently, answer questions and provide a referral to the caller based on their specific need.
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