One vital element of addiction recovery is long-term support. Yet, not all treatment centers stay in touch with clients after they complete addiction treatment programs. An alumni program provides community and accountability, which can make a world of difference when it comes to maintaining long-term recovery.
Vertava Health of Mississippi Outpatient understands that having support after treatment is essential to the recovery journey. Call 888.498.2376 today to learn more about our alumni program and addiction recovery.
What Is an Alumni Program?
An alumni program is designed to foster relationships among treatment center alumni. These programs typically focus on offering opportunities to socialize and build relationships with others in recovery.
Some alumni participants may have just completed treatment, while others have years of recovery under their belts. No matter how long their journeys have been, the sense of community offered by alumni programs can provide participants with long-term addiction recovery support.
All alumni in these programs have attended the same treatment center. They often bond by sharing stories of their own time in treatment. The shared knowledge of staff members, treatment center programs, and the center itself all become a point of connection as program members develop a sense of community with one another.
What to Expect at Our Alumni Program for Addiction
Alumni programs typically focus on social events, experiences, and the opportunity to build friendships with others who learned to overcome addiction at our outpatient treatment center.
An alumni program for addiction typically includes regularly scheduled events for treatment center alumni. These events might include:
- Sporting events
- Ropes courses
- Seasonal attractions
- Movie nights
- Volunteer opportunities
The goal of experience-based alumni outings is to build and strengthen friendships with others in recovery while creating fun memories with a group of peers.
The specific details of an alumni program vary by treatment center, but many programs offer outreach opportunities. For example, alumni might be invited to host a “Q and A” session or attend dinner with current treatment center clients going through our intensive outpatient program and partial hospitalization program. In this way, alumni can offer hope and inspiration to those just beginning to learn about life in addiction recovery.
Benefits of an Alumni Program After Addiction Treatment
An alumni program after addiction treatment brings many benefits, both short-term and long-term.
For clients who have recently completed a treatment program, building relationships with peers can offer protection from relapse. Much like sober living, alumni programs offer a fun and safe social environment. Participants are invited to experience firsthand what it’s like to enjoy regular activities without feeling tempted to rely on alcohol or drugs to have a good time.
The mixed environment of an alumni program offers much-needed inspiration and support to those in the early days of recovery.
At the same time, alumni who have participated for years enjoy forming deep relationships. They get to give back and experience a sense of purpose by supporting those who are just starting out on their journeys.
Call Vertava Health of Mississippi Outpatient to Learn More About Our Alumni Program
Building strong relationships with peers in recovery is one of the most important elements when it comes to thriving after completing an addiction treatment program.
That’s why an effective alumni program and addiction recovery go hand in hand. The support, understanding, and friendship of your treatment center alumni will give you a network you can count on for years to come.
The alumni program at Vertava Health of Mississippi Outpatient offers planned outings and events designed to strengthen alumni peer relationships in social settings. You can learn about getting continued support after treatment by contacting us at 888.498.2376 and asking for more information about our alumni program for addiction.