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  • Our Alumni Program & Recovery Community

    Published on January 9, 2024

    The alumni program at Ark Behavioral Health is living proof that you can trust the process. 

    Our program is led by individuals who have finished treatment with us and now enjoy a sober life in recovery. You will likely see alumni travel back to our facilities while you’re in treatment, and we hope this makes it easier to give yourself a chance.

    Community Of Support

    Our alumni program is here to help you figure out what you want out of life following treatment. We understand that a lot of us lose ourselves in active addiction, and without guidance and support it can be difficult to find our direction. 

    As alumni, it’s our role to help you navigate life wherever it takes you. 

    Alumni Coordinators

    We have three full-time alumni coordinators on staff who keep you involved and engaged in the recovery process from the moment you enter treatment. We’ve seen firsthand that those who stay close to their treatment center and community achieve long-term recovery.

    We’re always open to feedback or suggestions from former patients, and our team of Alumni Coordinators will prove to you that life in recovery is FUN.


    Our alumni program is all-inclusive, meaning you’re invited regardless of your treatment stay, if you finished the rehab program or not, or even if you had to walk back through our doors for another round of treatment. 

    Even if your history with us isn’t perfect, we’ll welcome you back in open arms.


    Without alumni, there is no alumni program. Both current and former patients are encouraged to engage in all alumni programming, events, and meetings. 

    To provide insight and inspire people to continue their path towards recovery, former patients are also welcome to share their stories at partnering detox centers and treatment facilities.

    Our alumni program is optional and can be whatever anyone wishes to make of it. We encourage alumni to give back to the community where they found sobriety through sponsorship and supporting those in active recovery. 

    Outpatient Alumni Program

    Our outpatient treatment centers build a strong sense of community. Many of our patients and alumni continue to attend meetings and activities long after they finish the rehab program.

    We like to say the “opposite of addiction is connection,” and we encourage patients who are Massachusetts residents to come explore our alumni offerings throughout the state.

    Inpatient Alumni Program

    At our inpatient detox/residential programs, alumni help current patients navigate the next step in their recovery efforts, whether it’s local to the facility or local to the patient’s community if they traveled for treatment.

    Out-of-state residents can participate in recovery meetings via Zoom. And, because we keep track of all our alumni, we can help connect patients with alumni in their local community. 

    Alumni Events & Resources

    Alumni events are coordinated monthly at each rehab center, and you can expect a hands-on and caring alumni program at the local level. However, alumni at all our rehab facilities are welcome to any alumni event should they wish to attend.

    Additionally, we hold events that are inclusive of all treatment center locations four times a year, or on a quarterly basis. With facilities in both Massachusetts and Ohio, there is no shortage of community places for us to hold our events.

    Some examples of community-based alumni events include:

    • spin classes
    • bowling nights
    • golf tournaments
    • 5K races and runs
    • recovery nights
    • snow tubing
    • holiday events (Halloween Bash, Festival of Lights, etc.)
    • quarterly events: for example, an outing to Level99

    We also offer other supportive resources to help you stay involved in your life and community, including:

    • volunteering opportunities
    • tuition guidance for continuing education
    • resume building techniques
    • GED prep course
    • hobby-specific workshops
    • scholarship and sober-living opportunities

    How We Stay Connected

    We promise to stay in touch with you after treatment. We do this by call, text, social media, and email. 


    We have a dedicated alumni phone number you can call at any time: (855) 632-5866. This number can reach all three of our alumni coordinators, and if no one is available, you’ll be connected with our admissions staff who are ready to help and offer support.


    We use a texting app that documents all the texts and calls we make to alumni. This app allows us to send out info about upcoming events, meetings, and other opportunities. Anyone who has attended one of our treatment programs will be invited and have access to our app.


    Social media is perfect for helping everyone stay in touch, including staff and peers. Each Ark facility has its own private alumni group on Facebook. These pages are run by our dedicated alumni coordinators, and former patients are encouraged to post and inspire one another. 

    Email & Monthly Newsletter

    We keep an email list of all former patients as a way to continue communication and stay connected. We send out a monthly newsletter that includes spotlights, event reminders, and additional psychoeducation on addiction recovery.

    To sum it up, in addiction recovery, everyone has a unique story; you never know how one person can help the next. With a vast and growing network of support, no question or concern by former patients goes unanswered.

    Written by Ark Behavioral Health Editorial Team
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