The caring support offered by Summit Malibu does not end when the client has returned home. Summit maintains contact with alumni clients for as long as the client desires. We offer several specific areas of Alumni Support, including...
Monthly Alumni Meetings
All clients are encouraged to participate in the on-site alumni meetings which are held on the third Thursday evening of every month. Prior to the speaker meeting our chef prepares and serves a delicious and nutritious meal and alumni share their experiences of hope, strength and fellowship.
Scheduled Contact with Alumni Coordinator
Research has shown that close communication with the client's treatment center is a key indicator for success. Summit Malibu offers excellent communication with our Alumni via a highly structured, telephonic continuing care. The Alumni Coordinator calls each alumnus for one year: once a week for the first month, twice a month for the second month, and monthly thereafter. If an alumnus requests additional support the Alumni Coordinator will make sure a therapist calls and schedules a telephone session with the client.
Annual Alumni Reunion
Alumni are invited to fully participate in all aspects of planning and implementation of the annual alumni weekend. Inspirational recovery workshops, yoga on the beach, barbeques, laughter and fellowship characterize the weekend in which friends and families are encouraged to attend. Sober recreation is a highlight of the weekend, and has included golf, sailing and other Malibu adventures.
Temporary Sponsor and 12-Step Support
During the Primary Care phase, Summit Malibu staff take each client to local 12-Step meetings and show them how to choose a so-called "temporary sponsor" who will orient him to the benefits of sponsorship in the program. The sponsor will guide the client through the decision making process of choosing a permanent sponsor. All clients leave Summit Malibu with local 12-Step meeting schedules.
E-mail contact and telephone access to Summit Malibu 24/7 are available for life. Summit Malibu believes that this lifeline is crucial for every Alumnus.
If you have additional questions, or if you would like us to provide you with a no-cost, no-commitment, confidential consultation, please contact one of our treatment specialists.
Call us toll free 24 hours 7 days at 888.777.9672 today for a free private consultation.