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The Promises Alumni Program

At Promises, treatment is just the beginning of a journey of lifelong recovery.

For many, going home can be the hardest part. Addiction and behavioral issues have left our lives in disarray, which can make it difficult to know what the next step should be. Often, an experienced guide can provide invaluable support and direction along the way.

The Promises Alumni Program has been going strong for over 30 years and is committed to providing that critical support for every member of the extended Promises family. Our alumni members are dedicated to supporting those who have begun the journey of recovery at Promises and their families. Here are a few of the ways we provide lifelong support to our alums:

  • Weekly alumni meetings attended by more than 100 active alumni
  • Monthly alumni meetings in San Francisco, Phoenix and New York
  • An alumni newsletter
  • Personal follow-up support
  • An annual summer beach party and year-end holiday reunion
  • Sober pals program that connects alumni with current clients for weekend visits
  • Fun outings such as rollerskating, skiing, hiking and “Food and Fellowship” (alumni check-ins)
  • Monthly alumni panels that bring alumni back to share their stories of hope and strength with current residential clients

Alumni Leadership

  • Patricia Meyers, CCDC
    Patricia Meyers, CCDC
    Executive Director, Alumni & Client Services

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Patricia Meyers, CCDC
Executive Director, Alumni & Client Services

Patricia has worked in the field of addiction for 19 years. Since joining Promises in 1997, she has served in many roles, including resident technician, resident technician supervisor, admissions coordinator, admissions director for almost nine years, and her current role as executive director of alumni and client services. She also spent five years working as an independent recovery coach and interventionist and does ongoing crisis intervention work in our alumni program.

Patricia is a certified chemical dependency counselor (CCDC) and is trained in family crisis intervention, relapse prevention and the reintegration process of clients returning to their communities. At the 2015 SHARE! Recovery awards, she received the Ken Schonlau Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Sobriety.” Patricia also serves on the board of the Promises Foundation serving Miriam’s House, a recovery home that helps low-income women reunite with their children. Patricia’s experience allows her to bring her own unique brand of passion, enthusiasm and warmth to clients and their families.

Interview with Patricia Meyers