BWR ALUMNI - RECOVERY COMMUNITY IN PA
Tremendous effort has been put forth by the patient and their family members in committing to the successful completion of a drug and alcohol rehab program. Indeed, your completion of treatment and entry into emotional and substance-related recovery should be celebrated by all. It is likely that you now feel “healed,” and are ready to again face the world with you newly gained and positive outlook. It is at this stage of recovery that patients and their family members may wish to quickly jump forward with their lives, seeking to recreate the past as it was before the chains of addiction bound them.
However, it is important to remember that upon leaving the safety a drug and alcohol treatment center, there will be many challenges to face. Some may have been predicted and a coping strategy developed for them. There will also be unexpected twists in turns that occur during the course of normal living. Having learned new, healthy coping skills, it may be difficult to understand the pressures that you will face, and the simple, but taxing fact that cravings for drugs and alcohol will occur from time-to-time. Rest assured that your recovery will be tested daily.
It is because of the chronic nature of addiction, and the lack of a “cure,” that we state that patients are “recovering” from drugs and alcohol, rather than to say that they are “recovered.” Patients who are discharged from Behavioral Wellness and Recovery’s drug and alcohol treatment program will do so with a comprehensive aftercare and long-term recovery plan. It is important to put in place the use of this plan immediately upon your departure from our program.
Behavioral Wellness and Recovery wishes to provide our alumni with every support possible during and after your transition out of our program. We will contact you on a regular basis to answer any questions, to help problem solve any new issues that arise, and to give you and your family the support required to maintain and healthy lifestyle.
As part of our commitment to you, we have developed a free, comprehensive alumni program. This program will allow you to maintain contact with our recovering community, provide you direction on how to located appropriate recovery-based resources in your area, and to provide emotional support during challenging times. Even more important is the message that you can give to our newly sober patients. By delivering the message that recovery, health, and vitality are achievable and within grasp of everyone, despite the challenges that have been faced, one can help themselves by helping others and maintaining positive recovery connections.
Our Alumni Coordinator will participate in your recovery during and after your transition into the community. We will also help you maintain contact with other alumni in and out of your area. We will also provide you with resources on recovery and a quarterly newsletter.
We wish you and your family great success and happiness.
BEHAVIORAL WELLNESS & RECOVERY
1301 Wrights Ln E Suite 103, West Chester, PA 19380 | 800-683-4457
Serving Philadelphia, PA, Lancaster, PA and Wilmington, DE