Relapse is often the greatest fear during recovery. Unfortunately, relapse can and does happen. Luckily, today, there are tools and community support to help people stay sober after residential and outpatient treatment. No matter the stage of addiction recovery, a sober support system is vital to managing day-to-day stressors and life changes. While some may have supportive families and sober communities, many in the LGBTQ community lack inclusive, accountability partners. Alumni programs provide community, support, and accountability during and after treatment to prevent relapse.
If you or someone you love in the LGBTQ community is looking for a California addiction alumni program, call La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center now. At the leading edge of medical detox and inclusive mental health treatment, we support the LGBTQ community through residential and outpatient treatment programs in Hollywood, CA. Call us now at 888.903.9898 to learn more about drug relapse prevention in California.
What Is an Alumni Program for Relapse Prevention?
Like school alumni programs, addiction rehab centers provide clients with support networks after they finish rehab. Alumni programs group together clients who have successfully completed early addiction treatment to provide ongoing support after treatment. Both residential and outpatient programs extend care through alumni programs to give people the long-term support they need, including:
- Sober events
- 12-step meetings
- Accountability partners
- Post-rehab planning
- One-on-one support
- Relapse prevention planning
Alumni programs provide a built-in sober community. For outpatient programs, alumni programs can help clients connect with others in their local community ready to prioritize sobriety. Inpatient treatment programs can also help connect clients with alumni programs where they live, extending support beyond initial treatment.
What Are the Benefits of an Alumni Program for Relapse Prevention?
Alumni programs can be one of the best support systems to prevent relapse. Unfortunately, family and friends may not know how to help someone stay sober. Alumni programs are there for every difficult moment to help members stay sober. No matter how long someone has been in recovery, an alumni program can help support their long-term goals. Alumni programs can:
- Prevent relapse
- Improve mental health
- Improve communication
- Strengthen community
- Provide mentorship opportunities
- Supplement therapy
- Provide networking
- Remind people how far they’ve come
Recovery is a daily challenge. Alumni programs understand and celebrate every moment of sobriety. They can support mental health, and physical health and help people navigate holidays, life changes, and daily triggers. Spending time with others in recovery can make it easier to communicate with loved ones, co-workers, and colleagues. Alumni programs provide a healthy space to build community and thrive outside of rehab.
Preventing Drug Relapse with LGBTQ Alumni Programs in California
Balancing sobriety and life is never easy. Alumni programs can help. Whether you’re transitioning from residential treatment to home life or managing work alongside a PHP, alumni programs can support you. While group and family therapy support early recovery, alumni programs focus on the challenges of life after rehab to help community members stay sober together.
If you or someone you love in the community needs help, call La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center now. At La Fuente, we believe the LGBTQ community is stronger together. That’s why our traditional and alternative treatment programs focus on leading-edge individual and group healing in the Southern California community. With services ranging from CBT to yoga therapy, our intimate dual diagnosis clinic can help you or your loved one reach and maintain sobriety. With alumni and aftercare options, our clinic supports every stage of your recovery.
Call Now to Learn More About Relapse Prevention in Southern CA
Relapse is always a risk. Reduce your risk of relapse and connect with your community. Call us now at 888.903.9898 to learn more about our California addiction alumni programs.