When we think about addiction, most of us think of someone going to rehab and getting help with their addiction. Rehab is an important part of getting clean and sober, but it doesn’t mean that once a person has gone through rehab, their addiction simply ends. Addiction is a lifelong disease, and even those on the path to recovery continue to struggle with it long after treatment has ended. That is why many treatment programs offer what is known as an addiction treatment alumni program. These programs continue to support the success of those who have gone through rehab long after treatment. If you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction, it is important to know how addiction treatment and a rehab alumni program can help a person get and stay sober for the long term.
At Principles Recovery, we know all about the toll that addiction takes in a person’s life and how continued support is always necessary to walk the path of sobriety. That’s why today we are going to discuss rehab alumni programs, what they are, the benefits of being in one of these programs, how to join a rehab alumni program, and how Principles Recovery offers a rehab alumni program to our clients.
What is a Rehab Alumni Program?
Rehab alumni programs are programs offered by treatment centers for those that have completed treatment to stay connected with each other, the members of the staff and doctors at the facility, and others.
One of the reasons that treatment centers have these programs is not just to offer continued support for those that have completed treatment, but to have those who are successfully recovering from addiction be a resource for new people entering the program. In this way, alumni can get the continuing support they need to stay sober while also offering their experience and support to others just starting their recovery journey.
The exact form of the program will depend on the treatment center itself, but these programs have been shown to increase long-term success rates and improve outcomes for clients, even those who have struggled with addiction and relapse.
What Are the Benefits of a Rehab Alumni Program?
There are many benefits to joining and participating in a rehab alumni program.
First, it allows those who have completed treatment to maintain a connection with people they met while in rehab and staff from the facility. Some people form lifelong bonds and friendships with those they meet in recovery, and the alumni program helps them stay connected after treatment ends.
They are also able to meet and connect with people from the same facility who attended at different times. This helps them connect and share experiences with those on different parts of their recovery journey.
Alumni are also able to attend events, support groups, seminars, and other special functions that can not only help them with their own recovery but allow them to help others who are still in treatment or who may be struggling through a hard time with their recovery.
Alumni also have access to the facility’s resources, which means if they need further guidance or counseling, it is available to them as other resources for continued support.
How to Join a Rehab Alumni Program?
Joining a rehab alumni program isn’t complicated. So long as you attend a treatment center offering an alumni program and complete your treatment plan, you can sign up for the alumni program at the end of your treatment.
You don’t have to worry about being part of a select group or being chosen, alumni programs are open to pretty much anyone who completes their treatment and goes on to remain sober.
Principles Recovery Offers a Rehab Alumni Program For Recovery
Principles Recovery is here for all your addiction recovery needs. We have a full range of treatment options starting with detoxification and including programs for adolescents and teens who need help with addiction, as well as treatment for dual diagnosis disorders, an Espanol program, and more. Once you complete your treatment program, you will be eligible to join our alumni program, where we help clients stay connected to our facility and others who have been through treatment. Now is the time to conquer your addiction, with help from Principles Recovery.