At Garden State Treatment Center, our unique Alumni Program helps to form solid relationships in recovery. Our program intends to help past and present clients deepen their connection with others who are similar. Recovery is a process. In the first year, a person begins to develop an understanding of who they really are. Later on, recovering alcoholics and addicts grow in their ability to see what their character defects are, and how to work on them to acquire peace of mind.
Our alumni program lets each client understand that they are a valuable resource for inspiring others who are newer and/or older in recovery. The personal growth that occurs through our alumni program reinforces long-term recovery. It also helps recovering addicts further their ability to be openminded, to love themselves and others, earn and receive trust, make their daily journey in recovery less stressful and more satisfying.
Build lasting fellowship through our Alumni Program
Our program consists of fellowship, fun events, personal celebrations, and a clean and sober environment to safely enjoy the holidays. Twice a month, we hold an alumni twelve-step meeting led by a speaker. These fellowship meetings quickly become part of many of our client’s routines. They allow the program alumni to meet current clients to help build their sober support networks. The alumni twelve-step meetings are a perfect way to re-learn how to make friends clean and sober and to feel welcomed and supported.
The events that we offer throughout the year are opportunities to have fun. We get together to play basketball, softball, trips to the beach, go bowling, see a movie, and we meet together to support other recovery-focused events. We also attend various 12-step meetings in the area together so each client or alumni can become familiar with all of the local meetings. Our events are open to clients, alumni, and family members, and we also welcome others in recovery, so bring your friends.
If you or a loved one are interested in learning more about the Garden State Treatment Center Alumni Program, please don’t hesitate to contact us around the clock. We are always available to answer any questions, comments, or concerns you may have.