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A Monthly Newsletter for our Community 

October 7, 2022| Edition 37

Staff Spotlight: Sarah Waltz and Breaking the Cycle with New Gens

Sarah Waltz, Rise Recovery's New Generation Coordinator, sat down with us to talk about the importance of acknowledging the new generation youth, breaking the cycle, and what legacy she wants to leave at Rise Recovery!

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" By United Way taking care of us, we can take care of our young people"

On September 23rd, Rise Recovery CEO, Evita Morin spoke to over 100 Northeast ISD campaign coordinators for the 2022 Combined School District Charitable Campaign through United Way. Evita spoke about the importance of giving back, Rise Recovery's mission, and the current trends surrounding the fentanyl crisis.

Rise Recovery 2022/23 Speaker Series

We are excited to announce our October speaker, Dr. Heather Holder! Dr. Holder was the first board-certified forensic psychologist to start work in San Antonio. Today she works as a conscientious and effective examiner and consultant across a variety of criminal justice settings.

Dr. Holder will speak about Dual Diagnosis: a situation in which a patient has both a mental health disorder as well as a substance use issue.

Tickets Available Now!

The Knot is Now Available!

Rise Recovery is proud to announce our first issue is fresh off the press! Friends of Rise Recovery will receive a physical copy of the magazine soon, and you can too by becoming a member of Friends of Rise Recovery! 

Read The Knot Here

Plants and Nature Can Improve Your Mental Health

Sept. 26, 2022 - Miriam Geiger, a 30-year-old Massachusetts-based legal editor, feels she has a relationship with plants, whether they are houseplants she tends in her living room or outdoor plants and herbs in her garden. "I've always tried to keep plants wherever I've been living, and my parents did too," she says.

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Candice Curry and Breaking the Cycle

" It's Going To Stop With Us."

On September 30, 2022 Rise Recovery launched our first-ever speaker series with author, Candice Curry. Ms. Curry speaks candidly about her childhood experience living with a parent with substance use issues.

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Office of Congressman Joaquin Castro visits RIA!

Rise kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month with Austin and Jasmine of Congressman Joaquin Castro’s office visiting Rise Inspire Academy to speak with our students!

Families in Recovery

September 16-18 we hosted approximately 60 participants at the

H-E-B- Foundation Camp for our annual retreat where they were given impactful programming that was brought about through the story of "Drop the Rock".

Recovery Uncovered: Season 2 Episode 3 | Telehealth

Recovery Uncovered brings great information as well as moving stories to the forefront of the conversation around recovery. Click the image above to see Adam Cavazos of Rise Recovery’s telehealth team discuss virtual recovery options.


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