We are very proud to announce a new monthly meeting series for alumni of Cornerstone Recover Center. The journey to remain sober does not end once you successfully complete treatment and neither does our support. We are offering relapse prevention and maintenance support through our new monthly meetings, which will be held for alumni during the second week of each month. The meetings are a chance for alumni to reconnect with friends, share experiences, and talk about the challenges and inspirations for staying clean and sober. The next Alumni meeting will be a brunch on Sunday, August 10th at 1pm.
June’s Alumni Meeting
Our first Alumni Meeting was a great success, and we hope to see you at our next meeting on July 11th. The June Alumni Meeting began with dinner and a chance for alumni to catch up and socialize during dinner. Many members hadn’t seen each other in a while and expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to reconnect with friends who were with them at the beginning of their recovery journey. The meeting was peer-led, encouraging everyone to participate in the open discussion. Some of the member discussions included:
- Current events
- Shared jokes and laughs
- Stories about their struggles
- Empowerment with solutions, perseverance, and accountability
After dinner, the alumni speaker gave his talk in front of the group. He talked about graduating from Cornerstone Recovery Center and being clean and sober for 11 months now. He connected with the other alumni on many different levels. They shared a sentiment of strength, hope, and felt connected through their shared experiences. The speaker expressed his gratitude to Cornerstone Recovery Center for playing a vital role in his ongoing recovery efforts. When the meeting was over, we raffled off several prizes and started an Alumni Bank where their money will be collected to plan a trip or activity in the future. Attendees were quoted as saying,
- “I can’t wait to come back next month.”
- “I want to volunteer for the Alumni Meeting to help Cornerstone because they’ve helped me so much!”
- “This was Awesome!”
- “Cornerstone helped save my life!”
The speaker at each monthly event will choose the speaker for the next month. Speaker requirements are:
- Must be clean and sober.
- Must have a sponsor.
- Must be working the steps.
- Must have at least 30 days sobriety.
- Must be a Cornerstone Alumni, which means you have completed PHP IOP, or are currently in IOP or Aftercare Programs.
- Each speaker must find the speaker for the next month.
Our Next Alumni Meeting is July 11, 2014
We invite all Cornerstone Recovery Center alumni to attend our next Alumni Meeting, which will be held on July 11, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm. The meeting includes dinner and a prize raffle. After dinner there will be a guest speaker and then a group discussion.
For more information on the monthly alumni meetings at Cornerstone Recovery Center, please call our Alumni Coordinator, Ashley Candelmo, at 954-980-1391.
Addiction Relapse Prevention at Cornerstone Recovery Center in Ft. Lauderdale
At Cornerstone, the support does not stop after you complete your addiction recovery program. We are always here for you no matter what stage you are in your journey through sobriety.To learn more about relapse prevention, or to get help for alcoholism or drug addiction, call 888-711-0354 to speak with an admissions counselor. At Cornerstone, we develop a unique and customized treatment plan for each of our clients based on their needs and their situation.