Drug and Alcohol Rehab Alumni Program

BHOPB’s Alumni Support Program 

The Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches emphasizes the importance of staying connected post treatment completion. Recovery signifies a new lifestyle, and maintaining connections with peers on a similar journey is crucial. Lifelong relationships can form during treatment, and reuniting with sober friends is a key goal of the BHOPB Alumni Recovery Program. The Alumni Team is committed to facilitating ongoing connections with the sober community to prevent relapse and offer support during early recovery. The BHOPB family remains dedicated to supporting individuals throughout their recovery journey. 

Exiting rehab marks just the beginning of the recovery process. Upon completion, individuals confront familiar stressors and triggers, potentially feeling isolated. The risk of relapse looms large, especially in the initial months post-treatment, with over 50 percent of recoveries succumbing within a year. BHOPB’s drug and alcohol rehab in Lake Worth provides an alumni program designed to offer essential support during this critical period. This initiative aims to help recovering individuals fortify their foundation for lasting sobriety. 

Sustaining Sobriety Through Alumni Support  

Our alumni department is comprised of individuals in recovery that have completed an addiction treatment program and are now active members of the recovery community. Recovery and staying sober once you are back in the hustle and bustle of real life can be a challenge. Our staff offer guidance to those just completing treatment and learning to navigate a new life in recovery. Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches’ Alumni Program believes in setting an example starting with themselves on how a client can live successfully after treatment. 

Continuous Support and Communication 

Upon discharge, our staff maintains regular telephone contact to monitor patients’ progress. Patients receive weekly calls initially, gradually decreasing over the year as they become more comfortable in their recovery. During these calls, our representatives assess patients’ adherence to their recovery goals through a series of questions about their behavior, experiences, and emotions. Additionally, we verify sobriety by following up with additional contacts on our list. Patient success within the alumni network hinges largely on their involvement and that of their designated loved ones, who commit to monitoring progress and providing honest reporting. 

Benefits of our Alumni Program 

Our alumni services are one of the many elements that set us apart from other addiction care organizations. We work to relieve patient anxiety about entering treatment and re-entering society. We provide patients with an experienced and invested ally during the more vulnerable points of their recovery and help them take advantage of the post-treatment recovery resources that are available to them. 

Our alumni outreach services have benefited a variety of individuals, including: 

  • Patients who have been in treatment at BHOPB multiples times 
  • Patients admitted through intervention 
  • Patients with a long history of relapse 
  • Patients facing significant health and legal ramifications 
  • Patients recommended by one of our clinicians 

The benefits of our alumni program for people in recovery include: 

  • A safe and judgment-free zone where alumni can speak about their recovery 
  • The opportunity to build friendships with others in recovery 
  • The opportunity to connect with counselors, recovery advocates, and sponsors 
  • The chance to encourage others by sharing personal struggles and achievements in sobriety 

Below are some examples of the monthly outings our Alumni Program hosts: 

  • Paintball 
  • Snorkeling 
  • Barbecues 
  • Bowling 
  • Volleyball 
  • Fun Outdoor Activities 
  • Holiday Themed Fun 
  • Much More… 

Family and Friends of Alumni 

We encourage the involvement of friends and family in supporting their loved one’s recovery journey through our family and friends of alumni program. This initiative facilitates communication, support exchange, and ongoing engagement in aiding the recovering individual’s long-term success. 

  • Receive updates regarding alumni events 
  • Communicate about the progress and success stories of their loved one 
  • Offer support to one another 
  • Stay in contact with care professionals for further advice and guidance 
  • Exchange ideas regarding how to ease the transition back home after treatment 
  • Our program allows friends and family members of addicts to be active 

Our patients’ progress and success are very important to us. It is our goal to maintain an ongoing relationship with each patient to help ensure they maintain recovery and lasting mental health. We encourage all patients to check in with the BHOPB alumni group to let us know how they’re doing and how we can help with their recovery.  

At our Banyan Lake Worth rehab, we understand that recovery is a life-long battle that you shouldn’t have to do alone. Our alumni program for addiction treatment is here to support you in this journey every step of the way. If you are struggling with substance abuse and need help, contact Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches today or call (561) 220-3981 to get started.