CARSS (CeDAR Alumni Recovery Support Services)
The CeDAR Alumni Recovery Support Services Program (CARSS) is based upon innovative Recovery Management models of care and the premise that recovery is a process of growth over time. Recovery is a life – long commitment and the process begins when an individual starts to consider possibilities for treatment. CeDAR’s program is designed to support each person as she/he experiences increasingly positive successes, reclaims the “self” that was lost, and rebuilds a new paradigm for healthy living.
The CARSS Program is designed with two unique features. First, an integral part of CARSS is our Alumni Volunteer Program in which former patients are involved in supporting patients throughout the recovery process. Second, CARSS Specialists are part of the CeDAR multidisciplinary treatment team and are assigned a caseload of patients with whom they interact during and after the treatment episode.
The CARSS Program includes three components:
• Recovery engagement support
• Recovery education during treatment
• Support and activities for sustained recovery
Looking forward to every new day
"From my first day at CeDAR, I realized there was a very caring and loving atmosphere there that could provide me with the opportunity to live without my addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Since leaving CeDAR, I participate in weekly alumni support and 12-Step meetings that help me look forward to every new day in recovery with excitement and anticipation."