Recovery is a lifelong journey
MBH Onward … Because Staying Connected After Treatment Makes All the Difference
Treatment is just the beginning. Recovery is a lifelong journey, and we’ve seen firsthand how staying connected to those who’ve been there can make all the difference. That’s why our Meadows Behavioral Healthcare Alumni Association, MBH Onward, exists — to provide alumni of all MBH programs with ongoing resources and community to empower them to continue the work they began during treatment.
Research shows that the longer someone is engaged, the better their chance of long-term, successful recovery. We know that everyone’s needs are different. That’s why we offer a wide range of resources, programming, and opportunities to stay connected. So why not join us as we celebrate the shared experience of recovery?
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The MBH Onward App
Our app is just for alumni of our programs, putting community, connection, and resources at your fingertips 24-7. MBH Onward includes inspiration, practical tips, interactive prompts that encourage engagement and accountability, a community who “gets it” to support you when you’re struggling, and access to original MBH articles, podcasts, and more. Available on both iOS and Android devices.
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 other 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.
Daily Virtual Groups
Announced through weekly email reminders, we offer opportunities to gather online with other alumni seven days a week. In addition to our popular Recovery Enhancement Groups, we’re expanding to include specialty topics, interactive recovery sessions, and meetings that follow a 12-Step format. As with other Alumni Association offerings, these groups are free to anyone who has completed an MBH program. [NOTE: As COVID restrictions are lifted, we will resume offering in-person options at our Meadows Outpatient Centers in Scottsdale, Dallas, and Silicon Valley.]
Our MBH Onward Facebook page is the latest addition, but many Meadows facilities are also active on social media. These options allow alumni to stay informed and find encouragement on Instagram and Facebook, so look for us online.
Recovery Replay Podcast
Recovery Replay, powered by Meadows Behavioral Healthcare, is a podcast that looks at the treatment and recovery process from three different perspectives. In each episode we hear from an MBH Onward alum, a loved one, and a clinician, each adding commentary, context, and teachable moments to the story. Every recovery journey is unique, but each of our stories share a sense of transparency and honesty. Visit RecoveryReplay.com for more details.
A Dedicated Alumni Staff
We have a team that is here to actively support your recovery long after you leave our programs. New graduates can expect outreach calls on their first day, week, and month out of treatment, followed by a 90-day check-in. We’re here for you in between as well, never more than a phone call away. We also plan special events, weekly support groups and develop app content to keep you connected and engaged.
Meet Aleah Johnson
Vice President of Alumni Outreach and Family Services, Certified Recovery Coach
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Aleah Johnson earned her undergraduate degree from Washington State University in leadership and professional studies with an emphasis on event design. Prior to joining…
Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Aleah Johnson earned her undergraduate degree from Washington State University in leadership and professional studies with an emphasis on event design. Prior to joining the Meadows Behavioral Healthcare team, she worked as an event planner, where weddings and social gatherings were her specialty. It was only after she found that planning parties and being the life of the party went hand in hand with addiction for her, that she knew it was time to seek help. Through her own recovery journey, Johnson felt there had to be a higher purpose for her life and work. Wanting to make a change, she applied for a job with MBH, packed what she could fit in her car, and headed for Arizona. Now she channels those event planning skills into recovery-related events and programs. Being able to spend time with alumni after they complete treatment, hearing about their accomplishments, and helping them overcome setbacks are highlights of the job. Johnson’s primary focuses are connection and community, using those to provide safe places and platforms for alum from any of our programs to be able to gain knowledge and connect with others to be successful on their recovery journey.Read More
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