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The San Antonio Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SACADA) is a nonprofit organization that provides education, youth prevention programs, information resources and services to prevent alcohol and drug abuse. We serve nearly 60,000 people in Bexar County and 28 surrounding counties in South Central Texas.

Rise Recovery started as the San Antonio office of Palmer Drug Abuse Program (PDAP), which opened in November 1977 when Reverend (now Bishop) John McNaughton of Christ Episcopal Church learned of the success of the PDAP groups in Houston and Dallas. What most impressed Rev. McNaughton was that PDAP was based on spiritual principles rather than a specific religion, and, most notably, that the organization did not charge for services.

Rise Recovery Purpose
To carry our love and understanding to others, and to practice the principles of love and honesty in our daily lives, with the help of God, as we understand Him.

Guiding Principle and Mission
To help teens, young adults, and their families overcome the effects of mind-changing chemicals while assisting the community through partnerships in education and prevention.

Core Values

  • Community – giving back and building community through collaborations, cooperation, openness, and availability.
  • Outstanding Service – promoting healing by selflessly putting others first, acting with integrity while offering encouragement, accountability and safety.
  • Relationship – strengthening relationships with God and others while contributing to an environment that fosters teamwork and growth
  • Empowerment – offering unconditional love and understanding to enable healing, forgiveness, and hope for a life full of purpose.

Joven’s mission is to develop character and resiliency in children by providing them with innovative and exciting programs, as well as structured alternative activities that are designed to help them to succeed.

The San Antonio Mentoring Collaborative brings recognized mentoring agencies together with a focus on the faith community to address school dropouts through mentoring, volunteering and incorporating the Developmental Asset approach.

Family Service Association's mission is Empowering individuals and families to transform their lives and strengthen their community.  Their Values: Excellence, Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Responsiveness

List of Suicide Hotlines

List of Free/Low Cost Counseling Services



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