The Greenhouse Rehab Alumni Program

Sobriety takes continued work long after treatment ends and having the right support is crucial.1 According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “community” is one of the .2 This is one reason why many people benefit from alumni programs after they finish rehab.

This page will review the Greenhouse Alumni program, the services provided, and how peer support after treatment is vital for long-term recovery.

Community of Alumni Recovering Everywhere (CARE)

Former patients at Greenhouse can join the Community of Alumni Recovering Everywhere (CARE) program and connect with their peers in recovery, track and share sobriety milestones, receive helpful tips, and more.

During treatment at Greenhouse, each patient will meet with a coordinator to facilitate their entry into the program. Features of the CARE program include:

  • Access to the CARE app.
  • Access to weekly alumni Zoom meetings.
  • Invitations to alumni events.

Our Alumni App: Your Recovery Connection

Alumni who download the CARE app can use it to:

  • Connect with peers and mentors.
  • Receive support from peer engagement specialists.
  • Track their recovery progress.
  • Keep a gratitude journal.
  • Participate in wellness challenges.
  • Read recovery-related content.

Alumni Meetings & Speakers

Greenhouse regularly hosts alumni speakers who relay their experiences in recovery, share what they’ve learned, and offer additional insight.

Being a speaker is a great way to touch the lives of many others in recovery. If you wish to speak at one of these events, please reach out to

Weekly Virtual Alumni Meetings

American Addiction Centers (AAC)—the company that operates Greenhouse and several other facilities across the United States—hosts a weekly Zoom meeting open to any AAC alumni.

Alumni Events & Outings

Participating in recreational activities with your supportive, sober network is a great way to make recovery fun. Greenhouse hosts quarterly events for alumni to get together and let loose. Past events have included:

  • Bowling.
  • Baseball games.
  • Kickball games.
  • Bonfires.
  • Trips to the fair.

How Alumni Programs Benefit You

Research shows that aftercare programs can improve someone’s success in recovery.3,4 Not only does social support—such as an alumni program—help one remain sober and reduce cravings, but it also provides a safety net if relapse does occur.3 Aftercare programs can increase someone’s belief in themselves and their ability to control their behavior, motivation, and social environment.5

Sometimes it is necessary to let go of past relationships in recovery. But the support of peers with similar experiences helps people feel connected and is crucial when hardships and triggers arise.