Alumni Recovery Support Services
Your recovery continues after you leave Lakeview Health. Staying sober in the long run can be challenging and having the support of professionals and fellow recovering addicts goes a long way to help. We offer comprehensive support to help you manage your recovery and stay connected with your peers from Lakeview Health.
If you're a Lakeview graduate, we encourage you to join the Alumni Program now.
To help support your recovery, we provide:
- Phone follow-ups from our alumni support team
- Monthly recovery activities, which often include family and friends
- A monthly support group in Jacksonville
- Email communications
- Quarterly newsletter
- Recognition of your birthday and sober day
- Family Program
We can also help you locate 12-step meetings in your area.
To help Lakeview alumni share their experiences, challenges and inspiration, we offer events throughout the year. Check out our calendar or Meetup page for what’s coming up. We also invite alumni to keep in touch on our Facebook page.
Our Buddy Program connects newly discharged patients with recovering alumni. Buddies provide support and encouragement to patients while they adjust to sober living and connect with local support groups.
If you're interested in becoming a buddy, contact Ami Gilland at 904-855-4369 or email her at email@example.com to learn more about the qualifications and responsibilities.
Alumni Family Program
Family relationships are an essential part of ongoing recovery. Our Alumni Family Program provides additional support and guidance to families of recovering Lakeview Health patients, so they can continue to heal and support their loved one's recovery.
The Alumni Family Program includes:
- Guidance and support from the Alumni Department
- Educational information on addiction and recovery
- Introduction to family 12-step programs including Al-Anon and Nar-Anon
- Opportunities to connect with other alumni families
- Ongoing emails about recovery news, addiction research, alumni events and success stories
Whether or not your loved one completes the full treatment at Lakeview Health, you can participate in the program. To learn more or join, contact Ami Gilland at 904-855-4369 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumni Support Team
Ami Gilland - Alumni Coordinator
Ami Gilland is a Lakeview alumna herself. She began as a volunteer from the Alumni Program and is now an invaluable member of our staff. Her educational background is in growth and development and she has extensive experience in customer service and program planning. Ami identifies strongly with the recovery community and enjoys helping others learn how to live substance-free lives. Ami meets with all patients before discharge to welcome them to the Alumni Program. Alumni can connect with Ami on her Facebook page.
To join our alumni program and our online community for alumni, call us at 904-855-4369 or or fill out the form below.