Our Alumni Family
Get Support After Treatment
Delphi Behavioral Health Group has facilities all over the United States with people successfully completing treatment on a daily basis. Rather than see them off with our best wishes, we want to give those who enter treatment with Delphi the opportunity to stay connected to us and their newfound support network for years to come. Through our growing alumni program, you can keep up the ties you’ve made with your friends, mentors, and peers in recovery.
This not only gives you access to countless sober activities to fill your time, but it also demolishes one of the most significant barriers to long-term recovery: isolation. By regularly surrounding yourself with like-minded people, you are held accountable in your sobriety.
Interested in Learning More? Call us today 866-504-7770 to be connected to our alumni coordinators.
Here’s What To Expect When You Are A Delphi Alumni Member
- Regular ongoing aftercare meetings such as 12 steps, SMART Recovery, or Refuge Recovery
- Fun quarterly group activities (Think barbeques, bowling, paintball and much more!)
- Access to our vibrant and supportive social media groups
- Access to resources and crisis intervention when you need it
- Opportunities to give back such as volunteer events
- Advice and networking support in seeking employment
- Opportunities to be in a Leadership role in our Alumni Committee
Sometimes the people that understand you best are the ones going through similar circumstances. The relationships formed in the treatment process are a special bond and often turn into lifelong friendships. Joining our alumni network is the best way to further develop those connections.
We’ve seen first-hand that people who join the alumni network have greater success in preventing relapses. Staying connected with others increases accountability and helps in avoiding a sense of isolation, which can lead to relapses.
Our alumni programs allow you to not only strengthen your recovery process but also help others on their journey. We develop clients to take on the sponsor roles to help teach and guide those that have only just begun to fight their addictions.
Learn Why Our Alumni Program Is Special
Alumni Programs often schedule outings that foster an environment of recovery while also having fun. Teaching clients that sobriety isn’t boring is important, because recovery must remain attractive for addicts and alcoholics — especially in the beginning.
Check out our Real Recovery video series to meet some of the Alumni who make up our program.
Meet Our Alumni
Below Are Just A Few Of The Great People That Make Up Our Family.
Damian is an alumnus from Pathway to Hope, a Delphi Behavioral Health Group facility. This is his recovery story. Living in Vegas, Damian got caught up in the party lifestyle and found himself chasing the next thing that he thought would make him happy. After the partying became too much, he decided to seek help at Pathway to Hope. Now that he’s nearing his first year sober, Damian reflects on all the benefits he enjoys from being an alumnus of Pathway to Hope and being connected to the recovery community to help maintain his long-term sobriety.
Rick E. is an alumnus from Family Recovery Specialists, a Delphi Behavioral Health Group facility. Rick originally thought his family was the problem. He lived in denial because in his mind, he did not fit the stereotype of someone battling addiction. “I came here initially for my son, and I wound up taking care of myself. I found hope here. I found the pathway to sobriety here,” Rick says.
Anelia is an Alumnus from Ocean Breeze Recovery, a Delphi Behavioral Health Group facility. After coming to the realization that she needed to be treated for her addiction problem in order to save her life and family, Anelia was able to seek help from professionals at Ocean Breeze Recovery. Anelia was able to completely change her life, save her marriage and improve her relationships with her children.
Twenty years ago, Del noticed her husband acting strangely. She discovered his stash of heroin and wanted to understand what was affecting her marriage. It only took one time to try the drug to start her own addiction. She found a path to a better life at The Palm Beach Institute. “Before Delphi, I had lost the complete will to live. Now, my life is great. I actually love myself,” Del said. Substance abuse can feel like a dark place with no way out. But at a Delphi facility, trained staff can point the way forward.
How much does it cost?
Nothing. Becoming an alumnus is absolutely free! We don’t want there to be any barriers to plugging into our thriving community, so we offer our services, resources, and activities free of charge.
Do you have to graduate to be an alumnus?
While many of our alumni are graduates of our programs here at Delphi, you do not have to be fully graduated to participate and become an alumnus. This offer is also extended to those in the IOP stage of treatment.
What activities do alumni do?
Here are just some of the activities we get together for every quarter:
- Escape rooms
- Everglades airboat tours
- Beach BBQ
- American Ninja Warrior challenges
This is not an exhaustive list, and alumni are encouraged to suggest activities they would like to do to their committee members.
Alumni Committee Chair
Alumni Committee Chair
How can I join the alumni committee?
To fill a chair on the alumni committee, you need to fulfill these criteria:
- You must have a minimum of six months sober.
- You must be engaged in a type of recovery program, fellowship, community, and/or routine.
- You must be willing to commit to being on the alumni committee for three months.
- You must believe in the mission of the alumni program, which is to ensure that all discharged clients remain connected to the place their recovery journey began and never feel alone.
What does an alumni committee chair do?
The alumni committee chair is responsible for creating committee schedules, running alumni meetings, choosing each meeting’s focus, arranging a speaker, looking for opportunities for meeting improvement, as well as staying in contact with our alumni director. Alumni committee chairs serve for three-month terms and then have the opportunity to pass the torch.
What if I relapse while in alumni?
To attend our face-to-face meetings and events, you must remain substance-free. However, if you relapse, that doesn’t mean you are kicked out of the alumni program. You can always reach out to your crisis hotline, mentor, or alumni services staff to get the help you need after a relapse. You will need to be cleared by a staff member in order to return to the meetings and events.
How will being an alumnus help me get a job?
Our alumni services staff are always eager to help our alumni find gainful employment to support themselves and fill their time with meaningful and productive activity. We have established relationships with local businesses in the community and use our rapport to help alumni find and keep jobs through a personal referral from us.
Meet The Alumni Team
Meet The Alumni Team
These alumni coordinators act as a point of contact for many newly recovering addicts who may need additional support during the difficult transition from treatment to the community at large. They also provide a person to reach out to should relapse occur and the client once again wishes to return to substance abuse treatment. They can easily and quickly get the client access to the help they need without having to start the search for treatment all over again.But Alumni Programs are also so much more! They will often organize events and activities and invite all alumni, or past clients, to participate! To get in touch with our team call (888) 265-5359.
Meet Gina Taylor
Florida Alumni Services
Gina joined Delphi Behavioral Health Group as an alumni coordinator in 2016. After owning and operating a salon and spa for 25 years in Minneapolis, and opening and running an eBay store selling precious metals in 2007, she decided to add a personal passion to her professional life. She joined the staff of a women’s treatment center, part-time, as a behavioral health tech/housing manager.
In 2013, Gina decided to move to Florida and commit 100 percent to the recovery field in her professional life. Her experience is predominantly in housing as a behavioral health technician since her move to Florida, and she has grown exceedingly in her passion.
When the opportunity to help clients establish long-term sobriety through an alumni program presented itself, she could not pass it up. Gina believes Alumni Services provides the missing connection and resources needed to build a solid foundation in that critical first year after a client is discharged from a treatment program.
She has completed her class studies to receive Certification in Addiction Counseling from the state of Florida. Gina brings more than 30 years of sobriety to the Alumni Services team, as her recovery journey started in 1987. In her personal time, Gina is involved in her recovery community and has multiple volunteer commitments with children and animals. But if you really need to find her, just look for her at the beach!