Recovery is not something that is completed upon leaving our addiction treatment programs; it is an on-going process of learning and personal growth. It is important to stay connected and know that Santé wants you to succeed through your personal journey that is Recovery. The Alumni Coordinator exists to keep the lines of communication open between alumni of Santé and the Center itself. Currently, Santé stays connected with alumni in a few different ways.

  • An Alumni E-Blast  is distributed monthly  with articles and letters from staff members, inspirational stories and experiences, alumni testimonials, as well as information about upcoming alumni events. All alumni are welcome and encouraged to send the Alumni Coordinator letters that let staff know how they are doing or stories of experiences they have had as they adjust to life after treatment.
  • Santé has a company facebook as well as a Santé Alumni facebook.  The Alumni facebook page is run by Santé Alumni for Santé Alumni and is completely private.
  • Santé’s Facebook page –
  • Every year, Santé hosts the Alumni Recovery Retreat here on campus. This retreat offer alumni from all over the country the chance to renew, reconnect and recommit to their Recovery. Santé staff members and local mental health professionals offer several experiential therapies, lectures and discussions. It is always a fun time for staff, current clients and alumni. There are opportunities for alumni to connect with current clients, during 12-step meetings and meals. Several alumni have made the retreat a part of their commitment to recovery.

It’s important that alumni keep Santé up-to-date with current contact information so that they can receive all communication (newsletters, invitations, etc.). All alumni should feel free to check-in with the alumni coordinator at any time. Whether they need referrals, have suggestions, just want to check-in or are having a hard time getting a hold of someone else at Santé, the alumni coordinator is there to help in any way possible.

“I come back to recharge my batteries – nature, spirituality, nurture, etc.”

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Annual Alumni Retreat October 22–23, 2021

“Life will take on new meaning. To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends – this is an experience you must not miss. We know you will not want to miss it. Frequent contact with newcomers and with each other is the bright spot of our lives.”
– AA Big Book, pg. 89

The Santé Center for Healing family understands that the Recovery path may not always be a straight one, and would like to remind you that support and encouragement is always just around the corner. Each year the Santé Alumni Recovery Retreat offers peers, family and friends an opportunity to celebrate Recovery and share their experience, strength and hope with one another.

This fall’s Alumni Retreat, offers the opportunity for Santé alumni to gather with other Santé alumni who enjoy sharing what recovery has taught them while hearing what others have found inspiring and encouraging along the way. Experiential sessions provide a time for healthy challenge, personal reflection, space for processing, and opportunity for growth. Attendees can expect to gain fresh perspective, renewed mindfulness and sincere connections to the vitality found in life-long, life-affirming recovery.

For more information regarding the retreat, please contact Amy Miller at or 800.258.4250 ext. 290 or Nicole Miller at 800.258.4250 ext. 297. You can also send them an email at

Check out the pics from previous Alumni Retreats:

“This is home again. Helps me to remember what being here means and what good experience it was. Takes time to be vulnerable.”