Tag: Community Resources

Rural Areas are Suffering from Quality Mental Health Support

Over ten years of study, published in The Journal of Rural Health, reports continued rising substance use issues, lack of local mental health care and higher costs in rural areas. Rise Recovery is tackling the need with its latest program, Rise Clean Link, telehealth recovery support serving eleven South Texas… Read More»

Mental Health Leaders Partner to Advance Youth Wellness

Pictured are Rise Recovery staff members Edie Garza, Justin Hewett and Jessica Alcala along with Harlandale ISD’s mascot. Harlandale ISD serves over 12,000 students and is one of several area school districts supported by the San Antonio Mobile Mental Wellness Collaborative. “I feel like I’m not only understanding others more,… Read More»

 

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