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A Forever Recovery: A Forever Recovery Alumni Picnic

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Every year, during the warmer summer months in Michigan, A Forever Recovery hosts an Alumni Picnic. Graduates of the program at AFR are invited to come back to our rehabilitation center to join the staff and current clients for a day of food, fun and friendship, with the theme of recovery as the backdrop. 2014 was the sixth year of hosting these picnics, and this year’s event saw positive energy, strength and hope. With laughing faces and smiling children, face painting and volleyball games, fun was the order of the day. Delicious food, snow cones and cotton candy were enjoyed, but the most important part of this event was the gathering of our clients, both the graduates and those still working in their programs alike. At the annual AFR Alumni Picnic, those who have completed the program are asked to come up and share some of their stories with the attendees. Graduate after graduate give testimony to the constructive lifestyle changes they have made and the differences they have seen in their lives. For the clients still working on their recovery program, hearing our graduates review their own personal triumphs over substance abuse and addiction can be a great source of inspiration and encouragement in overcoming their own struggles with drugs and alcohol. Every word spoken radiated with self-assurance, positivity, and strength in recovery. “We gather in support of everybody in recovery,” says Joe Guajardo, Lead Case Manager at AFR. The graduates that spoke at this event, through their encouraging words, gave just that to the clients in attendance. One graduate, Adam, told the audience “I have the tools that I needed to survive out there.” Kelsey, another client that completed the program here, shared some of her newfound strength, saying “This will save your life. It has saved my life.” These are just a few of the many uplifting things heard at this year’s outing. At A Forever Recovery, our goal is to help our clients find the tools they need to remain substance free after graduation from their personalized program. Starting from the moment they arrive at our facility, we are with them through every step they take on the road to recovery. From our medically supervised detox clinic to our extensive aftercare program, we make every effort to give our clients all of the support they require in their time of need. Our clients find a sense of personal empowerment and responsibility in their recovery. They find a healthier and more positive outlook on life. They find a new appreciation for the world around them and the people in it. They find what they have been seeking for so long. They find hope. 216 St Marys Lake Rd, Battle Creek, MI 49017 +1 (866) 749 8240 http://aforeverrecovery.com Come and visit A Forever Recovery Google + page and follow us: https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/105782181019707079819 Follow A Forever Recovery on twitter: https://twitter.com/foreverrecovery Like A Forever Recovery on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Forever-Recovery/146296455402522 Check out the A Forever Recovery About Us page: http://www.aboutus.org/Aforeverrecovery.com Subscribe to the A Forever Recovery channel: http://www.youtube.com/aforeverrecovery