Benchmark Transitions has an Alumni Program that recognizes the importance of community integration for a successful life in recovery. The program offers continuing care and support beyond the intensive outpatient rehab, as clients transition through their recovery journey. The dedicated alumni team reaches out to former clients, checking on their progress, inviting them to events, and celebrating milestones they achieve.
An alumni program for addiction recovery is a comprehensive system of support that serves to provide ongoing care, guidance and assistance for individuals who have completed an intensive outpatient or residential treatment program. Alumni programs are an integral part of the overall recovery process as they help with transitioning back into everyday life. Alumni programs focus on helping former clients stay connected with the rehab program, providing them with resources and advice on how to maintain sobriety in their day-to-day lives.
An alumni program can help addicts in a variety of ways. For example, it provides an outlet for them to connect with fellow alumni who understand the struggles and challenges associated with recovery. This connection can create meaningful relationships that help to combat the isolation often felt by addicts in early recovery. A strong alumni network also offers support during times of difficulty or relapse, providing resources to help addicts get back on track.
Additionally, alumni programs can provide opportunities for learning and growth through workshops, seminars and other educational events. This allows recovering addicts to continue their journeys of self-discovery and further develop the life skills necessary for maintaining sobriety. As an added bonus, many alumni programs offer fun social activities, such as outdoor trips and holiday celebrations, which can provide a welcome distraction from the stress and anxiety of recovery. By building an alumni program, organizations can help recovering addicts stay on the path to lifelong sobriety.
An alumni program for addicts offers comprehensive support throughout the recovery journey. This may include access to a network of peers providing moral support, guidance and understanding; specialized counseling services that focus on addiction treatment and aftercare; resources for medical care such as doctor visits, medication, and inpatient or outpatient therapy; employment training and job placement assistance; housing assistance; and legal aid. Alumni programs also help recovering addicts to stay on track with their recovery goals by providing relapse prevention plans, emotional wellness activities, and healthy lifestyle workshops.
Furthermore, most alumni programs host regular meetings or events so that recovering addicts can share their stories, connect with other successful alumni, celebrate their sobriety anniversaries, and gain access to educational resources.
Benchmark Transitions works with all major insurance companies and is pleased to be an In Network provider with Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross (accepting most BCBS Blue Card plans), First Health, Kaiser Permanente of Southern California, MHN, TriCare West and Quantum Health.