CONNECTIONS
A Monthly Newsletter for our Community
APRIL 7, 2021
IN THIS EDITION:
WATCH: JAMIE & TRAVIS: A MOM AND SON'S STORY OF ADDICTION AND RECOVERY

READ: ADDICTION IS MESSING WITH TEXAS - A FULL REPORT

WATCH: RISE RECOVERY RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD TO SERVE SAN ANTONIO!
READ: THE COST OF SUBSTANCE USE AND THE RETURN ON RECOVERY INVESTMENT

VIEW: RECOMMENDED READING ON SUBSTANCE USE AND RECOVERY - A LIST OF BOOKS FOR YOU

STAY CONNECTED WITH RISE RECOVERY!
Jamie & Travis: A Mom and Son's Story of Addiction and Recovery
For those who attended our virtual event, On Revival and Courage, we thank you for your support of our mission! This video highlights what it means to struggle with addiction as a family and the positive impact a mission like Rise Recovery has on a family and ultimately, a whole community. If you were unable to attend and would like to support our mission serving youth, young adults and families in Bexar County: DONATE NOW.
 Addiction is Messing with Texas
SUD (Substance Use Disorder) - A chronic disease—like diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and asthma—and it falls on a spectrum from mild to severe. Severe SUD is commonly referred to as addiction. The Health and Human Services Commission estimates 6.1 million Texas adults and 162,000 Texas youth have a SUD.

Rise Recovery: One of Five Texas Nonprofits Awarded to Continue Mission-Critical Work
The Upswing Fund, a collaborative fund created by Melinda Gates' Pivotal Ventures and The Klarman Family Foundation, was launched in October 2020 due to the urgent need of mental health support for adolescents. Rise Recovery, the only nonprofit in San Antonio awarded by the fund, is grateful for the support and recognition of our creative and critical pivot in services due to COVID-19, to ensure recovery support continued despite the obstacles. Learn more, watch now:
The Cost of Substance Use and the Return on Recovery Investment
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Consequences of substance use annually cost the U.S. $740 billion due to increased healthcare and treatment costs, lost productivity, and cost to the criminal justice system. (National Institute on Drug Abuse. April 6, 2020). In 2016, Texas funded recovery coaching saved an estimated $3,260,464 in healthcare costs while improving home ownership and rentals as well as employment and monthly income. (Addiction Research Institute, University of Texas at Austin, 2016). READ MORE
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Must Reads on Substance Use and Recovery

We are thankful to a Rise Recovery board member and Family Group participant for sharing this comprehensive reading list. The recommended books on substance use and recovery are full of insights from those who have struggled and overcome, action plans for long-term recovery and words of hope and redemption. Enjoy! VIEW READING LIST
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