The Gentle Path staff and administration don’t believe our treatment ends when a patient discharges after 45 days. We take a keen interest in how our patients progress, the struggles that they go through, and the successes that they experience. The men at Gentle Path are not just patients; they are considered friends and become a part of our extended Gentle Path family, frequently contacting us and to let us know how they are doing.
Patients who have completed our program have experienced the process of reintegrating back into life and that knowledge can be invaluable to current patients. This awareness is what lead us to invite our alumni back to campus to share that experience, strength, and hope.
Gentle Path Executive Director Allan Benham said, “When we came up with the concept for this program we reached out to several alumni and the response was overwhelmingly positive. Within two days of sending out the invitation for the event, we filled all 15 available spots with alumni from around the United States.” Moreover, Benham said Gentle Path has a waiting list for future events.
“We are delighted that so many of our alumni want to come back and show off their recovery so plans for more event in 2018 are already in the works!” he said.