Alumni Support and Aftercare in Addiction Treatment
One of the most critical times for addicts in recovery is when they leave treatment and transition back into society. During this phase, they can be vulnerable to the same triggers and environment that led them to abuse drugs or alcohol in the first place. This danger places even more importance on the aftercare services addicts need after leaving inpatient treatment.
WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab offers patients the opportunity to be part of our Alumni once they have successfully completed their addiction treatment program. Alumni programs are designed to provide a supportive community of individuals who are also in remission from addiction. Providing a network of people who are also in recovery will allow recovering addicts to have the support they need during a difficult transition time.
Our alumni program has proven to be a great success for our patients who take part, as it provides structured events and activities that help foster long-lasting recovery. Some of the events that our alumni have taken part in are:
- Go Kart Events
- Summer BBQs
- Paintball Games
If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, call WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab today at 877.969.1993 to learn how we can help.
Stories of Success
We have thousands of patients who are in recovery and part of our alumni. They credit the program for consistently providing support and guidance in a nurturing environment, with mentors and individuals in the recovery process. Knowing that you are not alone in this journey allows individuals to understand that the struggle of addiction is real and can be overcome with success.
Mark Adams, our Alumni coordinator, is a former addict who is in recovery and has been in remission from addiction for several consecutive years now. He is a prime example of how anyone can turn their lives around with the right mindset and dedication to getting better and leading the life you want for yourself.
Some of the alumni programs that we offer here at WhiteSands are:
- An Alumni speaker – Once an alumni member reaches the one-year sobriety mark, they can come into our facility to share their story with current patients. Sharing stories of success encourages current patients that they can also overcome their addiction struggles.
- Alumni support group: We invite alumni to share their success stories with other alumni. Our events, which occur monthly, are designed to create a positive community of individuals attaining similar goals of long-lasting sobriety.
- Buddy program: In this alumni program, our team connects recently discharged guests with fellow recovering alumni. This relationship provides motivation and support for our patients to adjust to life after addiction.
Mark continues to help patients daily and pushes patients always to keep working on their sobriety. He is a firm believer in an alumni program’s inherent benefits and encourages all patients who have completed treatment to be part of our growing alumni network.
Long-Term Recovery Guidance and Support
Our goal at WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab is to ensure you meet your goal of achieving sobriety, but our mission is to make sure that you sustain your recovery for life. This process is why we provide ongoing support, guidance, and care through our outpatient and alumni programs. These programs give the continued assistance and counseling that patients need to stay on the right path of sobriety.
Our alumni program provides continuous reinforcement and encouragement for those in recovery. Having this positive reinforcement allows patients to understand that there is a life after addiction and worth every second. The life of addiction is no life at all; alumni programs will help introduce you to a community of individuals who are on the same undertaking as you, allowing individuals to form a bond and even life-long friendships.
If you are a recovering patient in remission from addiction, reach out to our alumni team today and learn how our programs can help you in your recovery journey. We have many locations throughout Florida to ensure every resident can access the best addiction recovery resources.
If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.