Category: Success Stories

The Recovery Classroom

The Recovery Classroom: Where Academics & Recovery Build a Future of Promise  I couldn’t imagine my life without my Rise Recovery family! I am a parent of a teenager that has struggled with substance abuse. I became a part of the Rise Recovery family after networking with a recovery community in Dallas,… Read More»


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»

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. Unfortunately, recovery is more complicated than that. There are five stages to reach a point where recovery… 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»