Scottsdale Recovery Center is launching Scottsdale Recovery Continued, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, of more than 300 alumni members that focus on the connection after treatment for all graduates of the recovery program.
SRC has been a long-standing partner in the community since its inception in 2009, providing drug and alcohol treatment for those struggling with addiction. As drug overdose deaths top 100,000 annually, now more than ever, the connection created by alumni is vital to continued recovery, a press release states.
“Our alumni group fosters a community of champions, who have struggled and overcome their addiction,” said Lee Yaiva, CEO of SRC.
Membership in Scottsdale Recovery Continued is organized under the nonprofit umbrella, at no cost to the graduate and begins upon completion of treatment, regardless of the level of care.
The organization has five alumni board members including director of alumni, director of administration, director of outreach, director of communication and director of events, the release states.
“Scottsdale Recovery Continued is a family,” said Andrea Dermott, director of alumni. “We stay connected, support each other, and most importantly have fun!”
The nonprofit also incorporates full dimensional wellness through activities and volunteerism that promote sobriety, enhance the recovery lifestyle and positively impact outcomes upon completion of treatment, the release states.
“I am 100% into my recovery and the alumni program,” said John Bentley, director of outreach. “I have to be, my life depends on it. If I’m even only at 98%, there’s a chance that I won’t do everything I need to stay sober.”
The organization has weekly meetings and activities that create opportunities for alumni to engage in occupational wellness with significant benefits.
Members will have access to structured activities that support full-dimensional wellness addressing each of the eight dimensions; emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, occupational, financial, and environmental.
Members will also be encouraged to take part in volunteer opportunities that enhance community relations, inspire others, empower people, minimize stigma, promote unity, and strengthen the core of the SRC family, officials there say.