Each one of our team members knows what you’re going through.
They care deeply about you achieving success with your sobriety and will do everything within their power to help.
And that includes answering the phone 24/7 when you need to talk.
The week before leaving Transformations Drug & Alcohol Treatment Center, clients attend a group called Alumni 101. Clients meet one of the alumni coordinators. They will explain what can be expected from the alumni department in the coming months and years. We offer support to graduates and continue to share the bond forged during the program. We care deeply about your sobriety, so we talk about your plans for when you leave Transformations.
If client housing is needed after leaving the program, a discharge coordinator will arrange. Once a client leaves Transformations, if there are any issues with the client’s house or a client wants to move to a different house, alumni can help coordinate that also.
The discharge coordinators will encourage you to attend sobriety meetings, and will give you a list of local AA/NA/CA/CR meetings before you leave.
We will encourage you to find a job. If we know about anyone hiring it will be posted on our Facebook page. In addition to the income, it helps set up a routine for your sobriety. You can look on the job board outside the IOP tech office or on the Alumni Facebook page for jobs we post as we hear about them.
Staying in contact is an important part of the post-treatment process. We encourage you to do this in a variety of ways—one being social media, a great way for other alumni to get to know you better, offer guidance and advice.
As part of our commitment to your healthy life, after you leave treatment, a coordinator will call you every week for the first month, and continue to call you after the first month every few weeks. And after the first year we’ll continue to call you every six months.
On each call you’ll be speaking with the same alumni coordinator so you’ll get to know them and feel comfortable. The conversations will be as short or as long as you like.
We host an alumni meeting every Wednesday at 7:30 pm. If you’re local and need a ride, we’ll even provide transportation to and from the meeting. The last Wednesday of the month is celebration night, where alumni receive their milestone chips and anniversary medallions. Your family and sponsor are encouraged to attend these special meetings with you.
The meetings take place on property and start with dinner. After the meal and a short break, a recovery meeting where an alumni shares their experiences/strengths/hopes is held, or a recovery topic is discussed.
Alumni Social Activities
Alumni enjoy going to meetings together, welcoming newcomers and keeping each other accountable. Join us for BBQs, bowling, deep-sea fishing, picnics, Halloween parties, go-carting and other fun times.
Every other Friday, we bring an alumni with over six months of sobriety to our PHP property so they can share their experience, strength and hope with the clients. The alumni will stay after the meeting to talk one on one with clients and exchange phone numbers.
We’re Here to Help
Call with event inquiries, questions about getting involved or if you or someone you know needs help. Contact the department at 877.653.8730 or [email protected]
Rachel, originally from St. Petersburg Florida, traveled across the state in 2017 to attend Transformations Treatment Center’s rehabilitation program. After completing the program with hope for her future, she created a new life in sunny south Florida. In 2018, she then began working at Transformations as the first alumni hired as a behavioral health technician, inspired to use her experience to help others find recovery in such a loving community. In the following year of 2019, Rachel was asked to join the Alumni Department and has brought a new energy to the team. When Rachel isn’t helping fellow TTC alumni, she enjoys hanging out with her six snakes, playing the ukulele, and watching Lord of The Rings.
Supervisor of Alumni Services
Natasha Lisbey is the Supervisor of Alumni Services at Transformations Treatment Center, where she strives as part of a team to develop and maintain a working relationship with all alumni. As an alumna of Transformations herself, Natasha brings first-hand experience and a personal passion for recovery to the company. She is a Nationally Certified Recovery Coach, and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Florida International University.
Originally from Cheyenne Wyoming, Troy started working for Transformations in the fall of 2016, after having come through as a client in May of 2015. His past experience as a case manager working with the homeless population in Wyoming and Las Vegas, as well as his personal experience in recovery, is shared will all the clients the Alumni team gets to work with. An avid surfer and comedian, Troy now calls South Florida home.
Lisa is an alumni coordinator at Transformations Treatment Center, where it is her passion to help those in our community build meaningful and lasting connections with our alumni department. She is the first-ever non-alumni member to the team and brings with her years of experience working in the recovery field. She holds a degree in Human Services and Addiction Studies and is now working towards becoming a Social Worker.
Michael left his hometown in Raleigh, NC in July of 2018 to come to Florida seeking the opportunity to improve his life. He graduated from our PHP program in August, and shortly thereafter he decided he wanted to help others improve their lives as well. After numerous “get well” jobs, Michael became a Behavioral Health Technician at the outpatient program he attended. Eager to grow and continue helping others do the same, Michael is pleased to come on board with us as one of our new Alumni Coordinators.
Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Christopher struggled with addiction for twelve years. After many attempts to get sober, Christopher got on a plane to southern Florida and never looked back. “I came to Transformations broken, I had nothing left. They helped me heal and get my life back on track.” At two years sober, Christopher joined the alumni team at Transformations in order to do for others what was done for him. “People do get better, and I want to be a part of that process.”
Director of Alumni Services
Nationally Certified Recovery Coach
Intervention Training Certified
Helana Cabral is the Director of Alumni Services. She competently leads the alumni staff and continuously gives support and understanding to alumni, as only someone who has completed the program can.
Helana left her family and friends in Massachusetts to come to Florida. There she received her chance for a clean and happy life through attendance of Transformations Treatment Center’s rehabilitation program, and now wants to share that same gift with others.
Helana uses her leadership skills to help others in the community through her own journey of recovery and has a passion for this program. She is excited about sharing her experience, strength and hope with the alumni and seeing the alumni program grow and flourish.