Pine Grove Recognizes National Recovery Month by Paying Tribute to its Three Decades of Alumni

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Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services is celebrating September’s National Recovery Month by honoring its thousands of alumni that have found hope and healing through their treatment at Pine Grove.

Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services is celebrating September’s National Recovery Month by honoring its thousands of alumni that have found hope and healing through their treatment at Pine Grove.

For thirty years, Pine Grove has been a leader in behavioral health and addiction treatment, cultivating a national and international reputation for providing the highest quality health care. As part of Pine Grove’s dedication to its patients the organization offers all patients, who completed a residential treatment program at Pine Grove, membership in the organization’s Alumni Program. This membership is also extended to the families of Pine Grove’s graduate patients. The mission of the Alumni Program is to be a continual source of recovery support long after the treatment process has ended.

Carver Brown, Coordinator of Pine Grove’s Alumni Program, said, “As we celebrate National Recovery Month, it gives me pause to recognize the courageous graduates of Pine Grove’s specialty programs.” According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the goal of Recovery Month is to send the message that behavioral health is essential to overall health. Recovery Month is currently marking its 25th year and promotes the benefits of prevention, treatment and recovery. Brown said Pine Grove’s Alumni, “Prove time and again that recovery works, treatment works and a life of permanent, contented recovery is a reality.”

Pine Grove’s Alumni Program hosts a variety of activities, including Days of Hope. That event provides patients and their families with an opportunity to return to Pine Grove’s campus several times a year to reconnect with their treatment team, peers, and receive continued recovery support at no additional cost. Debbie Sanford, Forrest General Hospital’s Chief Behavioral Health Officer, said, “Our patients are at the forefront of everything we do at Pine Grove. Their recovery and making sure they have the needed tools to achieve a healthy and happy life, free from addiction, is the focus of our successful Alumni Program and the entire Pine Grove organization. I am extremely proud of our patient’s recovery and our thirty year history of providing the highest quality and cost effective health care.”

Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services is an extension of Forrest General Hospital, located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Pine Grove’s world renowned programs focus on treating gender specific chemical addiction including a specialized track for co-occurring eating disorders. Additionally, Pine Grove offers a focused substance abuse healing program for adults age 55 and over. Other Pine Grove specialty programs include a dedicated professional’s treatment curriculum and a comprehensive evaluation center. Pine Grove also features a program for patients with sexual and intimacy disorder issues. Pine Grove was established in 1984 and has provided nationally and internationally recognized health care for over 30 years.

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