Southeast Addiction offers an alumni program. We reserve it for those who graduate from our drug and alcohol treatment program. Or, you might’ve successfully gone through Southeast Addiction’s drug and alcohol detox program. If you have, keep reading for information about our alumni program.
At Southeast Addiction, we regard community as a valuable principle. 12-step programs, like AA, have sponsors. No one should travel the road to recovery alone. Instinctively, humans have a need to share our stories. We possess an innate craving to feel genuinely known by someone. It helps to have someone in your corner. Especially if that person has walked a road similar to yours. That person would be familiar with hazards along the way. They could offer wisdom to those who come after them.
The Alumni Program and Staying Connected
Drug and alcohol treatment programs only thrive when they touch lives. At Southeast, we strive to maintain ties with our alumni. These connections help clients continue the recovery process they began under our care. They also contribute to the recovery of others. Connection and fellowship represent core principles in recovery. They serve to strengthen and inspire. Our alumni program endeavors to build bridges between those we have helped in the past and those we help today.
What’s The Difference Between Detox And Rehab?
You might hear the words “detox” and “rehab” used like synonyms. They actually refer to specific parts of the recovery process. “Detox,” short for detoxification, involves treating immediate physical symptoms. It means helping someone overcome symptoms of dependence and withdrawal. Rehabilitation, or “rehab,” means healing from the damage brought on by addiction. Many people will need to detox before they can rehab. If you’ve been there and done that, you should consider enrolling in Southeast Addiction’s alumni program.
How Do Detox And Rehab Relate To The Alumni Program?
Southeast Addiction has a professional staff of superior quality. They can offer empathy, compassion, and helpful reflections. But people who have walked the road of recovery themselves have a specific kind of insight. An alumnus doesn’t just assist someone experiencing withdrawal. No, someone in our alumni program knows how withdrawal feels. They’ve walked the walk. So, they can talk the talk. Gleaning wisdom from an alumnus makes an incredible difference. It might mean one more day of recovery for someone in desperate need.
What Traits Does The Alumni Program Look For?
Southeast Addiction requires a lot of our alumni. We demand reliable people. An alumnus must commit to showing up when needed. And for that matter, an alumnus ought to show up early. Southeast’s clients need alumni they can depend on. To become an alumnus, you must prove yourself. Those in recovery have likely endured betrayal, abuse, and all manner of trauma. To folks in these circumstances, trusting others does not come easy. If an alumnus gives their word, they must keep it. Clients bank on alumni staying true to their words.
Does this sound like you? Keep reading for more information on how to join Southeast Addiction’s alumni program.
Join The Southeast Addiction Alumni Program
If the above traits describe you, Southeast Addiction wants to know more. We will take all the help we can get. The COVID-19 pandemic brought a host of new challenges into the recovery field. Worldwide, our collective health paid a terrible toll. Lockdown isolated us from meaningful relationships. The coronavirus threw many off the road to recovery. Put bluntly, it knocked the entire world off its axis. If you’d like to help, we’d appreciate even the smallest effort.
How Can I Meet Someone From The Alumni Program?
If you’re reading this, know that you are not alone. Southeast Addiction sees you. Though you may not know it, there’s a reason you’re still reading. Congratulations on making it as far as you have. We’d love to hear from you. We’d welcome a chance to get to know you better.
If you’re struggling right now, don’t keep waiting. Drop us an email or give us a call. That marks your first step. Not just your first step toward the alumni program. But your first step toward recovery. If you’d like more information on our alumni program, contact us now. Or, if you want to know more about other treatment options, let us know.
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Our drug and alcohol detox programs are only the beginning
Clearly, the importance of drug or alcohol detox cannot be denied. One of the reasons for this importance is the obvious one– it rids your body of dangerous substances safely. So it’s a necessary first step at the very least.
However, people who look at detox as an unpleasant process to be done with as soon as possible are inclined to miss out the long=term benefits and bonding opportunities inherent to the detox environment.
This is where the Alumni Program comes in. They’ll help you get the most out of your treatment experience. Recovery is a life long journey and much of the work of recovery happens after treatment. This is one of the reasons why a robust alumni program is so important to success.