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Staying Connected after Treatment Makes a Difference
Treatment is just the beginning. Recovery is a lifelong journey, and the importance of staying connected to those who’ve been there and can lend support can’t be overstated. That’s why the Meadows Behavioral Healthcare Alumni Association provides alumni of all MBH programs with a variety of ways to do that.
Connecting inpatient, outpatient, workshop, and family week graduates with a community of support to celebrate the shared experience of recovery, grace, laughter, and the willingness to take action is our Alumni Association’s mission and goal. The program, coordinated by Alumni Development Liaison Aleah Johnson, implements that mission through a wide array of resources, programming, and opportunities to engage that reinforce what patients have learned.
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Our monthly online newsletters highlight various opportunities each month while offering encouragement to all alumni. There is also information about Meadows-trained therapists in your area, a mid-month connection affirmation email, details about upcoming Facebook Live events, and book-of-the-month recommendations.
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Focused on engagement and inspiration, these events are held at a variety of different locations across the country. Typically, a trusted local resource shares their expertise, delivering a recovery-related presentation followed by a hands-on expressive arts project or other creative activity. These Alumni Events are free of charge with the exception of Alumni Weekend.
Recovery Enhancement Groups
Announced through weekly email reminders, these regular weekly gatherings provide opportunities for alumni to attend support group sessions at all three MBH outpatient centers. There are day and evening options each week in Dallas and Silicon Valley, and five weekly group meetings in Scottsdale, including Gentle Path and Young Adult options. As with other Alumni Association offerings, these groups are free to anyone who has completed inpatient or outpatient treatment in any Meadows Behavioral Healthcare program at any of our locations.
Many Meadows facilities are active on social media as well, allowing alumni to stay informed and find encouragement on Instagram and Facebook, so look for us online.
Staying connected after treatment fosters accountability and provides encouragement. Research shows that the longer someone is engaged the better their chances are of long-term, successful recovery.
Trudging Together on the Road to Happy Destiny is an initiative to provide opportunities for alumni to connect and spread your experience, strength, and hope with other alum in YOUR area of the world! As a Trudging Together contact, you will help us renew The Meadows message and offer a continuum of support for those in our Meadows Behavioral Healthcare Alumni Association. We are currently seeking to expand our database of contacts for this program. We require a six month or more length of recovery and the willingness to be of service to other alumni in your area.
Online Support Groups
In these uncertain times, staying connected to support systems and recovery groups is more important than ever. For our alumni, we will conduct our Recovery Enhancement Group via Zoom online meetings. Additionally, our alumni have received this list of available online support groups:
- aa.org – Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women suffering from alcoholism. To find an online support group, visit here.
- adultchildren.org – Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)/Dysfunctional Families is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program of men and women who grew up in with parents suffering from alcoholism. To find an online support group, visit here.
- na.org – Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization that helps individuals with substance use disorders. To find an online support group, visit here.
- ca.org – Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women help each to recover from their addiction. To find an online support group, visit here.
- coda.org – Co-Dependents Anonymous, a program that helps individuals recover from codependence. To find an online support group, visit here.
- adaa.org – Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders. To find an online support group, visit here.
- eatingdisorderhope.com – Eating Disorder Hope’s mission is to offer hope, information, and resources to individual eating disorder sufferers, their family members, and treatment providers. To find an online support group, visit here.
- allianceforeatingdisorders.com – This national non-profit organization is dedicated to providing programs and activities aimed at outreach, education, early intervention, and advocacy for all eating disorders. To get more information about their free, weekly, online check-ins, click here.
- cosa-recovery.org – COSA is a 12-step recovery program for anyone whose life has been affected by compulsive sexual behavior. To find a telephone or virtual meeting, visit here.
- sanon.org – The S-Anon 12-step program provides support for families and friends of sex addicts. To find a telephone or virtual meeting, visit here.
- al-anon.org – Al-Anon Family Groups is a worldwide fellowship for those affected by another’s alcoholism To find a telephone or virtual meeting, visit here.
- slaafws.org – Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous is a twelve-step program for people recovering from sex addiction and love addiction. To find a telephone or virtual meeting, visit here.
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