Happy new year everyone! The promise of a new year is a fresh start. Many people make new year’s resolutions to improve themselves and their lives. A resolution is a resolve to make a firm decision to do something. As addicts in recovery, we do this on a daily basis. We make a resolution everyday to make better choices and change our behavior in order to stay sober.
Speaking of changes and improvements, I am excited to announce new and bigger things for the Alumni department! Two new employees have joined the team. I am happy to welcome Alyssa Valentin and Jennie Driver, who are also Treatment Center alumnae. I am a firm believer that one should not treat this disease alone, so we are adding more support for our patients once they have discharged from inpatient treatment.
We always invite our alumni to come back on Wednesday evenings for the alumni meeting, but we recently added another meeting on Monday nights at The Healing Center. We are currently planning monthly sober fun activities such as bowling, movies, etc.
The disease of addiction can rear its ugly head at any given time. That is why we have created a 24 hour alumni support hotline, and that number is (877) 443-0342. Our alumni now have around the clock support, whether it’s through our hotline, Facebook or events.
We are excited about these changes and the opportunity to serve our alumni community. Support does not end once a patient leaves. This is why we strive to improve our programs and services year-round, that’s our resolution.
Here is to a great 2013!