What is our alumni program all about?
THE BAD NEWS
30 days of rehab isn’t enough.
And it’s why so many alcohol and drug rehab programs fail to stick. Once you leave the safe space of a rehab facility, it’s easy to fall back into old habits if you don’t have a great support system around you.
THE GOOD NEWS
Our Alumni Program is.
Based on clinical research and fueled by an incredible team of people, it’s a family, support team, and social club all in one. So while you’re doing the hard work with post-residential treatment care, Avenues Alumni is here for friendship and fun.
The results? Some of the lowest relapse rates across the nation. #AvenuesStrong!
Included in the Alumni Program
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Alumni group is incredible support. Another form of accountability for those finishing inpatient. Continuing support for all is an incredible blessing. Ashley goes way above and beyond.
“At this point, it doesn’t even feel like 12 – Stepping anymore because it’s become so natural. Giving back to my recovery community and forming all of these connections is ultimately what helps me stay strong, sober, and centered – as they say, ‘If you’re in middle of the pack you can’t get picked.’ My alumni community keeps me going.
The alumni program is so great because after graduating treatment, I didn’t have to build my own sober support network from scratch. I have friends calling and checking up on me all the time, and a community I love and trust to fall back on when I don’t know the answers to life’s questions – which is often. It’s incredible to hear your own story coming out of someone else’s mouth, and to know that you’re not the only one who’s gone through this…
I’ve been to four different treatment centers before, and I’ve never seen an alumni community quite like this. The closeness of our bond amazes me over and over; we meet up every single night for a meeting, for dinner, or to go do something fun together. After graduating, I realized that I never, ever have to fear being alone again. Avenues showed me that there’s a better way of life, and gave me the incredible alumni family I have today.
I love our alumni program because it gives me the chance to be part of something deeply meaningful and so much bigger than myself. The learning, the friendships, the events, the Big Book Studies, the periodic check-ins… this program has given me more than words can describe, and I feel blessed to be a part of it. Avenues is a stronghold in my recovery; it always has, and it always will be. I’m forever grateful.
When I first came to treatment and I heard the alumni saying, ‘Oh, we’re such a family’, I was highly skeptical. But now I see for myself that it’s absolutely true. When you go through something huge like recovery together, you become really close really fast… The alumni program gives me a safe space where I can let my guard down, and reconnect with people coming from the exact same place as me. It’s such a relief to know I have friends who genuinely care about me and understand me on a deeper level.
I am so thankful that I went to Avenues. It was an amazing community and I’m extremely grateful for the friends I made there. After you graduate I’d recommend going to the alumni meeting they have each week. It’s by far my favorite meeting to attend. This is the place to go!
The clinical staff is by far the best! I’m truly blessed and grateful for the experience of a lifetime at Avenues. I’m a proud participant in our Alumni Family. God Bless.
Shout out to Avenues Alumni!! I can’t express enough how grateful I am to Avenues for showing me a new way to live! I now have a new family and a wonderful sober support system! We do all kinds of fun things together!! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND AVENUES!!!
Avenues literally saved my life. This place goes above and beyond to help their clients. If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be here today almost 8 months clean! If you’re thinking about getting help and going to treatment, this is the place to go. They care so much about their clients. I’m so proud to be an Avenues alumni!