Aftercare & Alumni Program

What Happens After Rehab?

After care program in order to maintain a long term sober living

Sunrise House discharge planners will work with you, your counselor, and your doctors to determine the best step forward. Once a path has been decided upon, your Family Counselor will hold an exit conference for you and your family in order to get everybody on the same page.

In order to minimize the risk of relapse, discharge planners will often recommend possible outpatient programs, sober living homes, or 12-step chapters for you to connect with once you return home.

You will also have the option of allowing an alumni coordinator to reach out to you at certain intervals after you leave treatment to check in.

Building a Support Network in Recovery

A successful recovery is often dependent on having a strong support network. When you have people to turn to, shoulders to cry on, and friends to confide in, you’ll find seemingly unsurmountable challenges are actually much smaller than they appear.

Community is one of the most important aspects of recovery. At Sunrise House, we recognize this and will help you find that community.

Weekly 12-Step Meetings

We host Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings every day at Sunrise House. Patients currently enrolled in Sunrise House’s residential, PHP, and Intensive Outpatient programs are encouraged to attend. However, the meetings are also open to those not enrolled in a Sunrise House program.

Additionally, our discharge planners will work to connect you with local AA chapters and 12-Step meetings, so you can stay connected with a support network during recovery.

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, our weekly meetings have been moved to virtual meetings. You are welcome to attend from any location nationwide! Learn more about our virtual support meetings and pick a time that works best for you!


Our Alumni Program

If you opt to be enrolled in Sunrise House’s alumni program, you’ll receive check-ins from the facility’s alumni outreach staff on recovery mile-markers (30, 60, and 90 days).

Sunrise House is adding to its schedule of alumni events to keep those in recovery connected to the community. We currently offer weekly alumni meetings, held at Sunrise House every Thursday evening.

Alumni will also be added to a Facebook group to keep in contact with their peers, learn of more seasonal alumni events, and to reach out rapid support, if needed.

If you choose to attend alumni events, we encourage you to bring friends and family with you.

Recovery App for Alumni

Sunrise House Treatment Center’s parent company, American Addiction Centers, provides a confidential and free recovery app to patients who complete their treatment. The app created specifically for alumni of American Addiction Centers facilities to support your journey after you leave our program. You can:

  • Monitor your progress in recovery.
  • Keep a gratitude journal.
  • Stay healthy through wellness challenges.
  • Find and watch, read, or listen to recovery-related content.
  • Maintain connections to other alumni.

You can find our alumni app in Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store, or by texting “AAC” to 30678.

Monthly Celebrations at Sunrise House

On the third Wednesday of every month, the alumni network hosts a medallion ceremony for those who have reached 90 or more days of sobriety.

What: Medallion Night
Where: Sunrise House
When: Every 3rd Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m.