How you finish treatment is important, being part of a support group will help you stay connected, Last Door’s Alumni Group keeps people connected.
Alumni Support Group for Clients
Last Door Alumni group is a weekly addiction support group for clients that meets on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm. Alumni Group runs for about two hours and is facilitated by Last Door staff. There is no charge for alumni to attend the group and Last Door has been offering this value added aftercare service for over 15 years. Group attendance varies but on average 30 alumni participants weekly including alumni from over 35 years ago up to present, as well as alumni visiting form out of town or out of province. Alumni Group now includes Zoom as well with anywhere from 5 to 15 additional attendees from all over the world.
The group covers a variety of issues that affect alumni post treatment. Discussions focus on working recovery and building recovery capital for a better quality of life. Conversations include:
- Work life balance
- Maintaining relationships
- Conflict resolution
- Relapse prevention
- Parenting and co-parenting
- Aging parents
- Business principles
- Process Addictions – Gambling, Sex, Media, Overeating, Gym/Exercise
- Building Recovery Capital
Recovery capital includes the various resources, social supports, physical and psychological well–being, and spiritual connection needed to sustain recovery. It’s the tangible and intangible assets that can be used to build a strong foundation for recovery. This can also include having a positive attitude and outlook, having meaningful social connections, and having access to treatment and support services.
Requirements to Attend
Requirements to attend group are that alumni commit to active recovery, nicotine abstinence and can act as positive role models for the newcomer clients in the facility.
Alumni relations are an important part of Last Door’s services for many reasons; alumni are Last Door’s most loyal supporters and, by engaging in mutual support with them, they provide positive and effective role models that inspire current clients to strive for long term recovery. Last Door alumnus are uniquely positioned to offer practical support to clients as they start their careers, renew family relationships and regain citizenship in their communities.
They often provide network of contacts and expertise both in ongoing recovery and in their professional and social lives which helps generate invaluable, organic support network among them and upcoming alumni and their professional and personal networks.
Last Door believes that by maintaining a positive relationship with our alumni there is enhanced congruency about our services and value in the community at large. We encourage alumni to join our addiction support groups for clients, attend events and workshops, and stay informed about the latest developments in the community. In turn, Last Door’s support helps alumnus achieve positions of success and influence, which will in turn benefit our current and future clients as they begin to give back and build connections.
Building a strong recovery community involves creating a safe and supportive environment where individuals can connect with one another and share their experiences. This allows our clients and Alumnus to learn from each other, provide support, and gain strength in their recovery journey. Our community creates a sense of belonging and identity, which is vital in recovery.
Last Door alumni are the backbone of fostering relationships with not only our community but yours too. Contact us today to learn more
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