Connection helps all of us.
At a Glance
Our welcoming network of alumni who celebrate recovery
open a circle of strength and hope to you.
Gatherings, events, and entertainment
don't just promise fun. They are fun. Join us!
Paying it forward
starts here with ways for you to help others in their journey of Recovery for Life.
Highlights of Our Recovery Community
The essence of any community is connection. For the recovery community, connection is essential to recovery—whether we are just starting out or are farther along in our journey. Staying closely connected to your treatment center post-treatment improves your chances of staying sober, according to research.
Participating in Caron’s Recovery Community allows you to draw upon the collective experience, strength, and hope within our welcoming network of alumni who celebrate recovery. As an integral part of that community, you'll have fun at gatherings, events, and entertainment with an extended social network of people flourishing in their recovery. Best of all, through participation you give the greatest gift of service: supporting others through their journey of Recovery for Life.
Caron offers on-campus and regional resources, activities, and support for alumni, families, and friends.
Alumni look forward to our Annual Alumni and Families Reunion all year long. Why? It is filled with opportunities to recharge your recovery and reset your serenity. There’s a gratitude meeting on the front lawn, a golf tournament, awards ceremonies, live musical performances by alumni, lots of delicious food, and plenty of time to catch up with friends. Our annual memorial service honoring those people we have lost in the past year and a special Sunday chapel service round out this time of remembrance and celebration.
Just about every important thing that's happened in my life since I was 24 years old, has a common bond to the experience that I got through Caron.
Regional events and programs provide opportunities to recharge their recovery and reset their serenity for Caron alumni, parents, family members, friends, and supporters. We gather for reunion with fun activities like baseball games, open mic nights, galas, social dinners, and golf outings. Educational events feature alumni and family members speaking about their personal experiences with addiction, treatment, and recovery. Members of Caron’s clinical staff lead workshops on topics such as emotional sobriety, mindfulness, spirituality, family dynamics, and self-care. Get details about events in your area.
Connection starts here.
Referring someone to treatment is the best help you can offer. As someone who has “been there,” you make that first connection easier. Call your alumni and family coordinator or the Alumni Referral Line at 800-854-6024. You can also:
Research shows that the more closely connected you stay to your treatment center post-treatment, the better your chances are of staying sober. I am evidence that recovery works. I was discharged from Caron May 3, 2013 and started volunteering at Caron in D.C. on May 5 and continue celebrating recovery every day.
Find support for your life in recovery.
Caron’s continuum of care supports our alumni and their family members as well as others in the recovery community through programs, services, and groups that help maintain recovery and create fulfilling lives.
- Register to receive daily inspirational texts by texting CARON to 33777. You will receive a message back asking you to confirm by responding yes. You’ll begin receiving daily messages at 9:30 a.m. EST.
- Submit inspirational or reflective stories, letters, poetry, or artwork to Caron’s newsletters by email to Alumni@Caron.org.
- Connect with others in Recovery for Life on the Caron Recovery Network. If you are currently not a member, request to join the Caron Recovery Network by emailing Alumni@Caron.org.
We hope you will visit throughout the year.
We welcome you back to Caron with events and activities throughout the year, including workshops on specific topics and retreats. Sunday Chapel services are accessible on Caron's Chapel YouTube channel for a socially distant, safe way to stay connected throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
Caron is welcoming alumni to return to Chapel to mark milestone anniversaries and receive a celebratory coin. Reservations are required and can be made here.
Caron's alumni team welcomes you.
Questions about how you can stay connected?
We have options.