Connecting newly discharged patients to ongoing support.
One of the most crucial
services that Caron provides is connecting newly discharged patients to a
12-Step Recovery Contact when they return home. Being a 12-Step Recovery
Contact is an important commitment; it helps bridge the gap between treatment
and the 12-Step community and is often integral to the success of a new
graduate’s ongoing, long-term recovery.
Role of the 12-Step Recovery Contact.
The 12-Step Recovery
Contact's role is to take new graduates to local 12-Step meetings and introduce
them to other recovering individuals. The 12-Step Recovery Contact may also refer patients to local clubhouses, recovery-oriented workshops, support groups, and
Being a 12-Step Recovery
Contact is a big responsibility, but it has its limits. 12-Step Contacts are
not expected to be the patient’s sponsor, best friend, therapist, or life
coach. Rather, they are valuable helpers who facilitate strong relationships
between the person in recovery and the 12-Step community.
Am I eligible to become a 12-Step Recovery Contact?
To become a 12-Step Recovery Contact, you must meet the following criteria:
- You have been in recovery
from alcohol and/or drug addiction for a minimum of one-year (must be
- You regularly attend
- You’re available to meet the
newly discharged patient within 24 to 48 hours of his return home and take him to a meeting.
- You're available to stay
connected by phone.
- You are not a current Caron
staff member (or related to someone who is.)
If you’d like to become a
12-Step Recovery Contact, please register here.