At Lakeview Health, we never stop guiding our alumni to find their true north. Navigating recovery can be difficult, that’s why we’ve developed a robust aftercare and alumni network to support our Alumni at every stage of the recovery process. Our True North Alumni are over 20,000 strong and act as a positive force in the community, while also helping to support all newcomers or those in hard times.
While in our care, we teach you the skills required for a successful launch. After that, the responsibility shifts to you, but we neither expect nor want you to do it alone. In the grand scheme of things, your time in treatment is short in comparison to the full arc of your recovery. To make the lessons you learn at Lakeview Health stick – and to navigate the ups and downs of the process – we offer ongoing support. By ongoing we mean months and years, not just days and weeks.
Our bio-psycho-social approach to treatment places as much emphasis on the social aspect of your sustained sobriety as on the biological and psychological aspects. You spend a great deal of your time in treatment learning about your addiction, unlearning old habits, and forming new ones. Our clinical staff monitors the biological and psychological aspects of your recovery, but that’s not the entire picture. You also get a solid and practical understanding of how social support groups work.
Research indicates social support is more crucial than most people realize. An important statistic many aren’t aware of:
“People who add at least one non-drinking member to their social network show a 27 percent increase at 12 months post-treatment in the likelihood of treatment success, and sustaining abstinence.”
Simply put, adding just one sober person to your life dramatically increases your chances of staying sober.
At Lakeview Health, we make sure you don’t have to go looking for one person because we are that person, and we are more than just one – our True North Alumni network is more than 20,000 strong. It’s a group of caring people also in recovery and completely committed to supporting you on your journey. Many alumni live close to our centers in Jacksonville, Florida and The Woodlands, Texas, but the network spans the nation. From Juneau, Alaska to Prescott, Arizona to Providence, Rhode Island, our people are everywhere. If you reach out, they are there for you.
Visit our Alumni Resources page for more information.