More than anything else, at alumni events we have fun! Those of us in recovery are free from the pains and chains of addiction. Now, we celebrate life and recovery in everything we do.
Many of our favorite alumni events just involve sober fun. When we first get sober, many people feel uncertain about what could possibly be done that’s fun—the answer is an endless list of possibilities.
We have a sober softball team that meets weekly from October through April. Sober bowling events, laser tag, hiking and camping trips also provide regular opportunities for alumni members to meet and bond while enjoying exciting pastimes. The members’ goal is to organize events that keep people engaged and surrounded by fun, supportive and healthy ways to spend time.
Our goal for the future is to expand the ABTRS alumni program so that it’s able to provide scholarships and funding for those in early recovery who are unable to afford certain requirements. Eventually, we may be able to help with such expenses as an alumni’s first month rent in sober living or treatment fees should insurance cut out before the program is completed.