Addiction RecoveryGulf Coast Healthy Living Magazine Volume 4, Issue 4 - Lakeview Center - The Friary
Recovering from addiction is hard enough, but doing it alone it can be frightening and discouraging. A strong support system might be just what a person needs. The Friary Alumni is a group that understands the special challenges of being in recovery, and they are here to help.
Consisting of past clients, the group volunteers its time because members understand the challenges that people with addictions face, and they want to help. They coordinate the Family Education Program to help loved ones feel a part of the group and understand the recovery journey.
Other initiatives coordinated by The Friary Alumni include:
- Weekly shopping
- Scheduling and conducting an annual picnic
- Christmas gift giving and celebrating
- Acting as a resource and networking group
- Developing and maintaining a resource library
During the last week of treatment at The Friary, clients are invited to meet with alumni representatives to decide if they want to join The Friary Alumni Association. It’s free, and those who participate find that it’s an opportunity to help others while also enriching their own lives.