Robert Riley II was released from incarceration in a federal prison in May of 2008. After years of substance abuse and incarceration he was able to sustain sobriety by seeking help through a 12 step program. While on parole in two different states and under federal supervision at the same time, Robert was able to complete supervision, advance in the workplace, and maintain his sobriety; all of which he credits to actively working a 12 step program.
In 2012 Robert met Chad Sabora while detoxing a heroin addict at her home. They went on to form STL Heroin Help, a non-profit aimed at providing resources to heroin addicts. Robert and Chad have gone on to form the Missouri Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery, another nonprofit organization that provides education in local high schools, legislative advocacy and other community involvement battling the opiate epidemic. Robert has been labeled a recovery activist by addiction counselors throughout Missouri and continues to be part of the solution to the opiate epidemic gripping the country.
Robert is credentialed as a RASAC II in the State of Missouri and is employed as a Substance Abuse Counselor at Clayton Behavioral.