Welcome to our community!

We understand that recovering from substance use and/or a mental health disorder is not a process that happens overnight, and that long-term solutions must be implemented to prevent returning to unhealthy behaviors. The steps taken right after leaving treatment are crucial and we believe that a significant array of care and connection is essential to ensure success for our patients. Our alumni department’s services are an integral part of that support and that is why, beginning two days after a patient leaves, we regularly follow up with them upon discharge. Our goal is to ensure that every patient’s needs are met during the transition to a lower level of care.

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We also offer our alumni additional resources they need to support their wellness, such as retreats, regional gatherings, meetings, fun activities, service opportunities and more. These peer-based connections complement the professional services we offer for our patients and create a positive long-term connection to support a person’s recovery journey.

Graduates of our treatment programs are encouraged and welcomed to utilize our resources and services at no cost. Once you are a patient at Sunlight, you are forever a part of our alumni family. We hope to provide an additional way to reinforce all the healthy skills and positive habits learned while in treatment.  Staying involved also allows our alumni to offer hope and support to each other, especially meaningful those who are just starting out on their path to wellness.

Resources provided for those who have completed our program include:

  • 24/7 Alumni support
  • Recreational events such as drift boat fishing, professional sports, haunted houses, private movie events. Local and regional opportunities.
  • Retreats
  • Life skills support
  • Regional events
  • E-Newsletter
  • Social media connections, including Instagram and a private Facebook group.
  • Community Service events
  • A local weekly dinner meeting and fellowship
  • Alumni zoom meetings.
  • Regular alumni check-ins

Joi Honer

Director of Alumni Services

John Corbett

Alumni Outreach Liaison - Lead

Join Us

Our Wednesday evening alumni meetings are held in person (Deerfield Beach) and via zoom, with the last week of the month dedicated to milestone celebrations.  We also have a weekly “Talk about It” meeting on Tuesdays via Zoom. Use the contact form below to request the meetings times, places and login information. (Put contact form at the bottom)

Connect on Social

  • Instagram feed: Link
  • Find us on Facebook and we will add you to our private alumni groups – Link

Be of Service

We take pride in encouraging our alumni to be active members of the community. Numerous charities have helped us give back to the community and have become a part of our family. Some of these charities include:

  • Kids in Distress
  • Fruitful Fields
  • Relay for Life
  • American Cancer Society
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Feeding South Florida
  • Recovery Month
  • Legacy Run

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Reach out Today!

Whether you participated in our programs 20 years ago or 20 days ago, we genuinely look forward to hearing from you. Your continued wellness is important to us, so please do not hesitate to reach out and connect or reconnect! ~ with gratitude, The Alumni Team

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