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 Group Wednesday, Adult Program
Last Door Alumni group is weekly on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm. Alumni Group last a minimum of 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.
Group process covers a variety of issues that affect alumni post treatment. Group discussions focus on recovery and quality of life. Conversations include work life balance, maintaining relationships with family, partners and co-workers, conflict resolution, relapse prevention, finances, parenting and co-parenting, aging parents, business principles, active participation in personal recovery, gambling, sponsorship and building recovery capital.
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. Alumnus are uniquely positioned to offer practical support to clients as they start their careers, renew family relationships and regain citizenship in their communities.
Alumni 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. 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.
Last Door alumni are the backbone of fostering relationships with not only our community but yours.
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