After completing an addiction treatment program, teens should never feel they’ve been left to fend for themselves. At Muir Wood, we’re committed to supporting you and your teen through the entire rehabilitation process, from admission and detox to discharge and aftercare.
Our alumni programs are an extension of program care, helping teenagers successfully complete the launch into adulthood. The programs continue to provide support for treatment graduates and their families for years after teens have left the facility, re-entered the community, established new lives in sobriety and faced new challenges.
The alumni programs give teens the opportunity to get together with their peers who are faced with the same transitional stress factors. At alumni meetings and activities, teens and their families can share their experiences, learn new coping skills, and get referrals to community services that will help them stay healthy and sober. Some of the most popular alumni activities include:
- Outings, gatherings or sporting events for graduates and their families
- Adventure treks, hikes or camping excursions for alumni
- Social networking opportunities for alumni
- 12-step meetings in the community for graduates and members of the public
- Community service outreach projects for alumni
Continuing care for treatment program alumni isn’t just about events, meetings or activities. It’s about providing support for graduates who are continuing to grow in recovery. Aftercare services for teens may cover a wide range of services, including:
- Advanced therapy for sober teens
- Family counseling for parents and siblings
- Vocational counseling and job placement assistance
- Academic testing and educational counseling
- Nutritional counseling and personal training for teens
As the parents of a rehab graduate, you’ll need lots of support as you help your teen make the transition to adulthood. Continuing care services are available to families as well as to teen alumni. We encourage you to take advantage of these recovery resources by participating actively in counseling sessions, peer group support meetings and experiential therapies.