Scottsdale-Based Addiction Recovery Center Activates Alumni Program

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Soul Surgery’s Program Aims to Connect Those in Recovery After Leaving Treatment, Fosters Support for Long Term Success & Builds Connections for Those Currently in Treatment

“Recovery from addiction is an ongoing process, so finding a solid support system is critical to lifetime success,” said Soul Surgery CEO John Mulligan.

Soul Surgery, a Scottsdale-based leading integrative medicine addiction center for those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction and mental health challenges, recently reactivated its alumni program.

While the program was strong before the pandemic, social distancing created difficulties. It was challenging for participants to foster interpersonal relationships necessary for long-term recovery over Zoom. So, the alumni program came to a halt with the first re-launch meeting occurring in early November with eight participants.

The program is vital to Soul Surgery’s belief that recovery doesn’t stop when a client leaves the treatment program. Since opening, Soul Surgery has supported more than 2,200 clients through the process of recovery from a variety of addictions.

“Recovery from addiction is an ongoing process, so finding a solid support system is critical to lifetime success,” said Soul Surgery CEO John Mulligan. “One of the best ways to find continued success is through the Soul Surgery Alumni Association. Plus, once an addict gains his or her life back from the mental and physical obsession that caused the addiction, they typically find immense joy in supporting those currently in recovery. This program allows them to do that, too.”

The Soul Surgery Alumni Association offers opportunities to help people recovering from addiction after they have completed the Back to Basics program, an evidence-based 7-week transformation culminating in an achievement ceremony. Alumni are encouraged to build deep connections with other alumni, to support those currently going through recovery, and to continue to build on the skills they learned in recovery. The group hosts events and activities that create a space for alumni to connect with like-minded individuals who are focused on continuing to live a life of sobriety.

“People don’t recover in silos,” said Mulligan. “We need community and support to reconnect. By giving people that space to share their successes and cheer each other on, we are helping them take the steps in their lifelong recovery process.”

Soul Surgery incorporates a dual-diagnosis approach for its customers, which helps treat physical addiction along with mental health diagnoses concurrently. Soul Surgery’s alumni program is a direct reflection of the practices it implements in every step of recovery and beyond.

For more information, please visit or call 480-637-2474.

About Soul Surgery
Scottsdale-based Soul Surgery is a premier integrative medicine addiction center offering medical detox, outpatient and residential treatment programs for alcohol and drug addiction recovery, disordered eating and mental health challenges. Soul Surgery is a leader in fentanyl addiction and stands out as the leading dual-diagnosis treatment facility in Arizona.

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