Recovery First Alumni and Staff Attend Miami Dolphins’ Game for ‘Recovery Day’

On December 19, 2021, the Miami Dolphins hosted a recovery day event to recognize local rehabilitation and recovery support centers.

Recovery First Treatment Center alumni and staff were shuttled to Hard Rock Stadium, where they were joined by former Dolphins’ wide receiver and 3-time Pro-Bowler Mark Duper for a meeting before the game. Like the Recovery First alumni in attendance, Mark Duper has struggled with addiction, but now leads a fulfilling life in recovery.

After the meeting, alumni and staff watched the Dolphins face off against the New York Jets in an exciting game that resulted in a Dolphins’ victory. Recovery First alumni and staff were then invited down to walk the field and take photos, tagging social media feeds with #RecoveryFirstAlum.

The Importance of Aftercare in Addiction Recovery

Many people with substance use disorder (SUD) require treatment to get sober; however, recovery is a lifelong process that necessitates continued work and diligence. A crucial part of long-term sobriety is forging and maintaining a positive network of people that is conducive to sobriety.

Studies show that people in recovery that engage in some sort of continuing care following formal treatment have greater rates of success compared to those that don’t. Aftercare can encompass a wide variety of methods, including counseling, staying at a sober-living facility, or entering a 12-step peer support program like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

American Addiction Centers (AAC) facilities like Recovery First grant former patients access to the Alumni App, which allows them to:

  • Track milestones.
  • Stay in contact with their peers in recovery.
  • Chat privately with addiction professionals.
  • And more.

Additionally, case managers at Recovery First confer with each and every patient near the end of treatment to outline a customized plan for aftercare. Recovery First has a robust aftercare program that includes weekly meetings, monthly events, check-ins from staff. Case managers will also help patients connect with local community support groups if they live out of town.

Get Help for Addiction in Florida

Addiction is a devastating chronic illness that affects both the person afflicted and their loved ones. Fortunately, it is treatable. If you or a loved one is struggling, you can check insurance coverage for treatment at Recovery First within minutes using the confidential , or you can call to speak to an admissions navigator directly.

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