Category: Blog Posts

WHY THE 12 STEPS WORK…AND STILL DO TODAY

It seems like just about every other day I see an article online for either a new treatment program or an article suggesting an advanced, more modern approach to addiction recovery. However, other programs continue to advocate the model of care, which continues to guide those suffering from addiction with… Read More»

Love, Service, Rise Recovery

Board member, JJ Casey, shares why he serves with Rise Recovery:   “I serve on the Board because Rise Recovery facilitates health and joy in place of sickness and sorrow, family in place of broken homes, and hope where there may be none at all. The Greater San Antonio Area… Read More»

Tell Me About Yourself Tuesdays!

with Becca Graham, Program & Development Liaison What have you gained from recovery? I’ve gained from getting to know those in recovery, through our staff and our clients. I understand more and more every day what it means to struggle with, survive and triumph over the chains of addiction. Our… Read More»

Love, Service, Rise Recovery

Board member, Gerry Smith shares why he serves with Rise Recovery: “I serve on the board because I feel a sense of purpose and accomplishment each and every time I witness the miracle of recovery with Rise Recovery. I am so blessed to have the privilege of serving on this Board… Read More»

Tell Me About Yourself Tuesdays!

with Whitney Boeckmann, Collegiate Program Coordinator How much time do you have in recovery? 4-30-12, 5years+ What have you gained from recovery? The Promises, the ability to navigate emotions in a healthy way, respond to others respectfully, develop relationships based on goodness, love, and light What helped you get and… Read More»

Love, Service, Rise Recovery

Our board member Edna Cruz shares why she serves: “I serve on the board because… I want to work and live in a place where individuals reach their highest level of health and education, and where we live in an economically vibrant community. To that end, I am lending my… Read More»

Tell Me About Yourself Tuesdays!

with Josh Green, YRCC Coordinator How much time do you have in recovery? Almost four years What have you gained from recovery? Recovery has helped my family gain, happiness, stability, and hope for the future. What helped you get and stay sober? A 12 step program, other recovered people, sober… Read More»

Why can’t they just get sober?

Why recovery is not a one-stop shop. Most people wish themselves or their loved ones would just wake up, realize they have a problem, and never pick up a drink or drug again. Unfournatly, recovery is more complicated than that. There are five stages to reach a point where recovery… Read More»

Tell Me About Yourself Tuesdays!

with Dawnya Janousek, Intake Specialist How much time do you have in recovery? 10+ years What have you gained from recovery? Knowledge, Love, Acceptance, Family What helped you get and stay sober? 12 Steps and realizing I was not alone in the world. PDAP family What’s some advice you would… Read More»

Tell Me About Yourself Tuesdays!

with Roy Reina, Peer Counselor/Recovery Coach How much time do you have in recovery? Over 2 years What have you gained from recovery? A new chance at life What helped you get and stay sober? My support group, my higher power, and my recovery program. What’s some advice you would… Read More»