CONNECTIONS
Edition 7 | May 12, 2020
A Note of Gratitude from Rise Recovery and the Monrreal Family
Due to our community's incredible response towards our staff member's loss of three family members due to COVID-19, the goal was met to cover funeral expenses. We are so grateful for your love and support to help this local family through such a tragic loss. Thank you!
Rise Recovery is expanding its services and delivering care items to our youth and families, thanks to the generosity of the City of San Antonio, Starlite Recovery Center and individual community members who donated items including masks, snacks, toiletries, games, journals, and more. On Friday, Mayor Ron Nirenberg, below, surprised one of our youth with a visit and a care kit, while other leaders in our community took time out of their day and delivered kits around the city as well. Thank you all for your support and shout out to Rise staff member, Sarah Waltz, for this creative and innovative idea to support our community!
#SamePlaceNewGoal
Mary Kate Brown, Youth Peer Recovery Coach, spent some time painting these beauties! Have you started a new project or taken up a hobby? Share your #SamePlaceNewGoal picture, email it along with a short description to Becca at bgraham@RiseRecovery.org .
When faced with a crisis, do three things: breathe, pray and be kind.
-Anne Lamott
According to a recent report , the negative impacts of COVID-19 could lead to 50,000 more cases of drug and alcohol disorder in Texas and 22,000 more Americans lost to drug overdose in the next year. Rise Recovery is determined to be ahead of this uncertain curve, shifting and adapting to an ever-evolving need of those struggling with the effects of drugs and alcohol throughout our great city. Breathe.

We are not only committed to serve, we have a responsibility.

We are meeting the need through virtual support services, responding to critical calls made to our collaborative 24-Hour Recovery Helpline (210-927-4644), and by delivering care kits to our vulnerable youth, just to name a few. The results? Last Thursday, 34 people in search of support attended one of our virtual group meetings, that's 34 lives impacted by one meeting. Since March, the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, 55 people previously stipulated by court order to attend our recovery services are attending meetings, not because they have to, but because they want to, they are attending beyond what the court mandated them to attend. Pray.

Indeed, recovery works, but we can't do this alone. We need you.

This week, we are feeling a set back. Our 20th Annual Benefit Breakfast was scheduled for this Friday and due to the necessity of social distancing, we had to reschedule. Our keynote speaker, Anne Lamott, has gratefully committed to join us at next year's benefit breakfast on May 14, 2021. We hope you will join us, please mark your calendar and stay tuned for details.

Today, we ask for your help to keep our programs funded. With your financial contribution, we can keep the lighthouse of recovery bright and people can find the help they need. Please donate today. Be kind.

Addiction knows no barriers, all the more during a global pandemic. Thanks to your support, neither do we.
Treating Addiction in Isolation
Tuesday, May 12 | 4:00 - 4:30 pm
Evita Morin, CEO of Rise Recovery joins GDC Marketing & Ideation CEO, Beth Wammack and Chief Ideation Officer, Carey Quackenbush to discuss how Rise Recovery has shifted their approach to providing services during quarantine.

Ask questions prior to the event by:
- Posting your questions to our events page
- Direct message us on Twitter or Instagram (@gdcinspires)
Let's Connect
For the latest virtual meetings and activities for our groups, please visit our calendar .
To learn more about Rise Recovery's programs, to seek substance use support for yourself or a loved one, and to stay updated on our new virtual recovery services:
Call us: 210.227.2634
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