Alumni - Addiction Recovery Network
Our experience at Cirque Lodge is that our ability to continually involve our alumni once they have left our care is paramount to their success in recovering from their drug and alcohol problems. While again the discovery happens in treatment, recovery begins once we walk out the door of our rehabilitation program. We have several alumni events during the year meant to involve our clients. Everything from paddle boarding, and skiing, to dinners across the country! The culminating event of these activities is our annual alumni reunion! We believe it is the most vibrant moving alumni event produced by anyone in the drug and alcohol rehab industry. Our event takes place during the spectacular month of September which is fittingly enough recognized as Recovery Month! Starlit nights, full moons and fall colors! Doesn't get much better than that in addiction treatment! These efforts are to help alumni rekindle the spirit of their recovery and reacquaint them with the fellowship they first gleaned while in treatment!
Chris Rueckert is our Alumni Director at Cirque Lodge. He is energetic and carries the message of health and wellness wherever he goes! He has implemented a number of new and engaging rehabilitation events to assist our alumni with finding support, transitional services and a continuing connection to our facility and staff! Some of the programs available to our alumni are our Inner Child workshops, our lecture series, 12-step meetings, networking functions and our monthly Alumni dinner and meetings. These events take place locally near our treatment center. There are also aftercare services and meetings available in the Southern California Area for Cirque Alumni. Efforts are made through continuing care to connect Cirque Lodge alumni in their local communities as well with sober living environments, Intensive Outpatient Programs, Individual Therapists, Sober Coaches, and their local 12 step community. A private Facebook page has been developed to allow alumni and their families to stay in contact with one another if they so choose. This has led to our alumni creating support groups activities, and gatherings in the communities where they live as well as being mentors to our clients when they leave our residential drug and alcohol treatment setting.
To become involved, we encourage you to get in touch with Chris and take advantage of all these offerings.