Live More Recovery™

Recovery and Beyond

Live More Recovery™ provides SOLUTION-focused services for individuals and families who have a desire to find, share, and live more fully within their individual recovery paths. The organization is a 501(c)3 non-profit established to help reduce barriers to care for substance use and related issues.

We have purposefully designed our services to be welcoming to any person, regardless of their "obsession." We have found that the principles of recovery, including the 12-steps, empathy, connection, open-mindedness, and self-compassion, are common solutions to complex problems. It is our goal to focus on the solution rather than the problem.

At Live More Recovery™ you will find individuals who have realized that merely removing the "problem" from their lives does not equate to "living fully.". While the goal of "fixing a loved one" or overcoming an obsession with drugs, alcohol, food, gambling, etc. may be enough for some, individuals at Live More Recovery™ desire to advance beyond the problem. By doing so, participants continue to grow and serve each other, their families, community, and higher power in ways that are healthy and meaningful.

As a wise person once said, "If we aren't growing, we're going.". Once "recovered," we believe the process can be a fun, fulfilling journey that lasts a lifetime! If you need recovery, are bored or stagnant, or are seeking to take your recovery to the next level, Live More Recovery might be for you.

Live More Recovery™ is a member of Faces and Voices of recovery and is the only Recovery Community Organization in San Antonio. We provide an array of services available 7 days a week, including counseling, coaching, support meetings, workshops, and professional intervention services to name a few. The staff are available to youth, adults and family members. Scroll down to learn more.

Recovery Hub (Day Center):
10226 Ironside Dr.
San Antonio, TX, 78230-3253
On the property of the House of Prayer Lutheran Church in the blue building.

Hub Hours
Monday: 10:00-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 10:00am-6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00–5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Appointment Only

Meetings at the HUB:
Alcoholics Anonymous: M, W, and F, 8:00 p.m.
Marijuana Anonymous Thursday 7:00 p.m
Smart Recovery: Sundays, 6:00 p.m.
Healthy Eating/Weight Loss: Beginning Jan 2024—Sign up with Trish or Kim L.
Recovery Workshop: Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. (Starting January 2024)
ESL (English as a Second Language): Thursdays, 6:00 pm (must pre-register)
Financial Peace (TBA)

Live More Recovery™ Meetings:

Wednesdays 7:00 p.m/
Colonial Hills United Methodist Church
5247 Vance Jackson Rd., San Antonio, TX 78230
Park in the back of the church by the small buses. We meet in the Child Development Center on the second floor. There is an elevator. The Child Development Center is the building furthest southwest on the property. Enter through the doors on the back side of the building. If the door is locked, knock loudly, and we will come down and open it for you.

If you can't make the live meeting, we do utilize Zoom as well. Email for Zoom log-on information or sign up on The Phoenix App and join the Live More Recovery Space

Group meetings are self-sustaining. We pass the hat.

Your personal anonymity is up to you. We believe it is your right to share anything you want about YOU with the world. We believe sharing with others opens the door to hope for those still suffering and encourages sharing your recovery story as you feel called to do so. Confidentiality is another matter. As a group, we want to protect your privacy. Our members agree that who we see here and what we hear here stays here. This is a safe place.

See Below for Additional Services.

Recovery Starts Where You Are And Goes Where You Take It!

Where do you want to go?

Live More Recovery!

Recovery Hub

A Safe Place to Be

Group Support Meetings

12 steps AND More

Counseling and Coaching

Professional and Affordable


As NOT seen on TV


Employers, Schools, Congregations


Whole Person Recovery


Group Empowerment Drumming


Transitive Verb \"liv"\

Origin: Before 900; Middle English liven, Old English lifian, libban; cognate with Dutch leven, German leben, Old Norse lifa, Gothic liban 1. Having Life. 2. To pass through or spend the duration of time. 3. To exhibit vigor, gusto, or enthusiasm. " "lived life to the fullest" 4. To experience first hand 5. To be thoroughly absorbed by or involved with. 5. To act or be in accordance with. Synonyms: Be alive, abide, exist, pursue, continue, reside.

S.T.O.P. Stress!

Stress is a top trigger for anxiety, depression and relapse. STOP is a quick technique for recognizing and managing stress.

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Am I Helping Or Enabling?

When a loved one is in trouble we want and need to take action, but how do we tell the difference between helping and enabling? How do we get through the situation, "guilt-free" and still in tact?

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Recovery Defined

Over the years we have matured as an industry and have grown to realize that there are many pathways to recovery. To limit ourselves to just one methodology can limit the possibilities of long term recovery. Below is the working definition developed over several years with input from professionals, laymen and individuals in recovery from across the country. Published and developed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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Staying Safe & Healthy

Recently I received an email from my doctor listing their holiday hours. On the bottom was this little "Oh by the way" type filler which I'm sure most people wouldn't even scroll down to. (I did because I'm learning about social networking etc.). When I read this I thought the patients might have been better served placing this information first followed by holiday hours. I mean, this is good helpful stuff! Yes, much is common sense but always a good reminder. Flu and cold season, holidays, stress, finances. etc. This is a relapse trigger time of year! Apparently even the CDC knows our vulnerabilities! Taking care of the simple things can help prevent a lot of BIG things. Click on this for some helpful steps to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy.

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Adverb: /môr/

Old English manig, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch menig and German manch . 1. comparative of much. 2. to a greater extent. 3. extremely (used before an adjective conveying a positive feeling or attitude) Synonyms: to a greater extent, further, some more, better,

James W. Frye Jr.

Board Member/Co-Founder/Executive Director

After a 30 plus year hiatus in the non-profit industry James Frye has returned to serve as the Executive Director of Live More Recovery Services, Inc. He served as a senior counselor with Palmer Drug Abuse Program from 1985 through 1990. Upon having children he left the non-profit world to pursue a career in sales where he was an independent salesman of industrial/construction fasteners for 14 years. Over the past 20 years he has served as the Regional Vice President of Sales for an international company within the same industry. God always pulled on James’ heart strings to serve others and he found it possible to do so in the construction industry, however in March of 2023, he felt called to come back to the non-profit world in an administrative role. He believes God has been preparing him for this particular role ever since he stopped serving as a counselor and became a business man. Hence 34 years later he brings his heart, experience and knowledge to help build Live More Recovery Services, Inc. When James is not working, he can be found spending time with his wife, kids and grandchildren. He is also passionate about motorcycle riding, rescue animals, and the homeless. He believes in spreading kindness everywhere he goes and to help others with no expectations to be paid back. He only asks that they pay it forward. James is an active member of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals, National Association of Addiction Counselors and San Antonio Addiction Professions Collaborative

Trish Frye, LCDC, CDWF, CAI

Board Member/Founder/Director of Operations and Program Services

Trish is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Certified Restorative Therapist, and Certified Daring Way® Facilitator. In addition, she maintains a practice as a Certified Interventionist. She has over 35 years of experience working with youth, adults, families, and communities addressing substance use, process addictions, families, and related issues. She has spent the majority of her career serving in the non-profit world. Previously, she has worked in therapeutic and leadership positions in outpatient and inpatient treatment centers in both Denver, Colorado, and San Antonio. As a person in long-term recovery, Trish balances passion and professionalism finding creative ways to carry the message of hope to others. Currently Trish is continuing her education at Arizona State University fulfilling her passion for knowledge about neuroscience. In her free time she can be found facilitating a HealthRHYTHMS® drum circle, building Lego, attending an improv class or simply hanging out with her husband and family. Member of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals, National Association of Addiction Counselors and Faces & Voices of Recovery.

Dawnya Janousek, LCDC-I

Board Member/Co-Founder/RSPS Supervisor

Dawnya is both a person in long-term recovery and a professional possessing a degree in psychology. She is currently a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor-Intern and a Recovery Support Peer Specialist trainer and supervisor. Dawnya has over 20 years of experience working with individuals and families suffering from mental health and substance use disorders. She has served in many capacities in both inpatient and outpatient settings. In addition to providing direct client services, Dawnya has also spent many years working in the accounting industry. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, and builder of all things Lego. Member of Texas Association of Addiction Professionals and National Association of Counselors

Mark Morgan RSPS

Board Member/Recovery Support Specialist

Mark is a person in long-term recovery and a certified Recovery Support Peer Specialist (RSPS). He has many years of experience serving in the recovery community and is passionate about helping individuals overcome their struggles to live a fulfilling life. As a retired investment broker and political consultant, father and grandfather, Mark demonstrates positive leadership through his ability to adapt and maintain a balance of professionalism and fun within the recovery process. Mark is an incredible example of what it means to "give back" to the community and mentors others to do the same.

Bruce Cooper, LCDC, CCS

Board Member

Bruce is an experienced addiction professional with over 35 years of experience in the industry. Prior to entering the field of counseling, Bruce served in the United States Navy and is a proud veteran of his service to the country. He is a licensed chemical dependency counselor (LCDC) and a certified clinical supervisor. With his combined experience as a former executive director of a non-profit organization, work in other modalities, and many years in clinical supervision roles, he brings a wealth of wisdom to Live More Recovery.Bruce has served on numerous boards throughout his history and is currently the board president of the San Antonio chapter of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals. Bruce is a strong advocate for people seeking recovery as well as those who serve them. He was recently elected to serve as a board member on the state board of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals.

Bob Pfennig

Board Member

Bob Pfennig is a dedicated and experienced board member who brings strategic leadership and expertise to our team. Bob plays a crucial role in guiding our organization towards success. As a board-certified chaplain who often works with individuals suffering from substance use, frequently at end of life, he possesses a deep understanding of how substance use effects people and their families. Prior to being called to become a chaplain, Bob worked in information technology and accounting, including numerous international assignments. He holds certificates in accounting and IT auditing. He enjoys cycling, running, and being with his family, especially his precious granddaughter.


noun re·cov·ery \ ri-ˈkə-və-rē , -ˈkəv-rē \

Origin: Late Middle English (denoting a means of restoration): from Anglo-Norman French recoverie, from recovrer ‘get back’. 1. A return to a normal state of health, mind or strength. Synonyms: recuperation, convalescence, return to health, process of getting better, rehabilitation, healing, rallying improvement, picking up, betterment, amelioration 2. The action or process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost. Synonyms: retrieval, regaining, repossession, getting back, recapture, reclamation, recouping, retaking, redemption


Join us on September 14th, 2024 at 2:00pm for an afternoon of fun, and inspiration. There will be great music, designer bingo, yummy treats and an incredible message of hope. All the while your participation will assure free access and future years of continued recovery for the families of San Antonio.

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211 - Dial 211 for referrals to many social service agencies.

Breakthrough Moments - Care for the soul - Christian counseling - 210-601-5211

CHCS - OSAR - This is where you go if you don't have insurance and need a referral to inpatient treatment. 210-261-3076

In The Rooms - An online gathering of recovery meetings for many different fellowships -

Lifetime Recovery - Men's Substance Use Treatment - State Funded 210-633-0201

Overeaters Anonymous -

Oxford House - Sober Living Homes -

Pay it Forward Ministries- Help with sober living costs for first 2 weeks when coming out of treatment - 210-212-2926

Recovery Werks - Support in New Braunfels  for Teens and Parents -

SACADA - Recovery Coaches, Offender Education Classes, Prevention resource center - 210-225-4741

SACRD (San Antonio Community Resource Directory) - 

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

Substance Abuse Professionals of Texas- DOT Substance Abuse Professional Evaluations, Non DOT/EAP Evaluation, Offender Education (DWI, MIP, Victim Impact, Drug Offender) for Bexar, Kendall, Kerr, Comal. Atascosa, Bandera and Gillespie Counties - 210-846-1819

The Phoenix - A recovery movement of live and online recovery events including meetings and social activities. Live More Recovery is a partner with The Phoenix and has a space on the Phoenix App. It is free to join.

Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care  (ROSC)- Monthly community meetings open to any interested people. The current meeting chair is Barbara. Email for more information.

Adolescent ROSC - Open to any interested people wanting to increase resources for youth. Email

  • San Antonio, Texas, United States
  • 10226 Ironside Dr. San Antonio, TX 78230