At Wilmington Treatment Center, we recognize that recovery is a lifelong journey. For our patients, that journey often begins with inpatient rehabilitation, partial hospitalization, or intensive outpatient care, but the journey does not end when a patient is discharged.

When you complete treatment at Wilmington, you will join a community of alumni who are committed to lifelong sobriety. The Wilmington Treatment Center Alumni Association is dedicated to helping patients make the transition from treatment to the recovery community and to support all patients, family and friends in their ongoing recovery. Our alumni program includes a number of components, including the following:

Annual Alumni Picnic: Each September, alumni, family, and friends all gather to celebrate our progress towards recovery. This is a time for individuals to reconnect with each other and reestablish contact with the place where many of their recovery journeys began.

Facebook: Wilmington alumni are scattered across the country, so our Facebook page is a place where alumni far and near can remain connected with each other and the goings-on at Wilmington. Our Facebook page, updated daily, provides a common forum for alumni to gather and discuss their treatment struggles and victories, thoughts about recovery, and even the occasional funny picture they found online. We also operate an alumni-only private Facebook group for alumni to seek confidential support from each other and share their setbacks and successes in a more intimate space.

WTC Monthly Newsletter: In addition to our annual picnic and Facebook presence, Wilmington publishes a monthly newsletter that provides updated information on recovery issues and changes at Wilmington.

Contact Program: We recognize that transitioning out of treatment can be a difficult process, so we have designed the contact program to make patients’ transitions easier. Losing the structured treatment environment, losing connections with others who are committed to recovery, and returning to an often-stressful world can all feel like overwhelming challenges to overcome, but the caring staff at Wilmington’s alumni association are dedicated to helping each person face and overcome the challenges that can come during the initial few weeks after treatment ends.

With the help of Wilmington Treatment Center’s Alumni Association, the end of treatment is only the beginning of a life free from the grip of substance abuse.