Category: Success Stories

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»

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»

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»

Success Story: Shawn

“The staff has always gone above and beyond to make sure our needs are met. Every time I show up to the program I am welcomed with open arms.  The program has not only given me a positive sober community but has also given my daughters a safe place to… Read More»

Success Story: Dan

“There are no other support, education, and treatment programs in our area that come close to providing the long-term recovery support that… is required for sustained change… As a consultant to the Bexar County Juvenile Probation Department, I’ve assisted with the development and evaluation of substance abuse services throughout their… Read More»

Success Story: Hugh

“I recently got out of state jail and went to my first meeting that Tuesday… without any questions (they) took me in as family. The counselors are very concerned about each individual’s needs and sobriety. I must say this group is the best I’ve ever been a part of.  I… Read More»

Success Story: Andrew

“I had buried myself in an excessive amount of trouble due to my 10-year-long addiction to pain medication… Upon arriving to my first education class…I was greeted with open arms. The staff is very personable and they actually empathize with their clients as opposed to sympathizing with them. They implement the… Read More»

Success Story: David

“I came to the program in January 2011. I was resistant and hesitant to get help. While I rebelled the staff kept reaching out to me and made me feel welcomed. Eventually, I decided to actually work the program rather than just “attend” the program. My experience has been positive.… Read More»

Success Story: Ryan

“I came to the program when I was 15 under ‘duress.’ My parents were concerned about me so they called the school counselor. She invited me to be a part of a group on campus.  I didn’t belong in a drug group. I was just smoking weed on the weekends.… Read More»