In contrast to the traditional graduation ceremony known as “coining out,” our coining in ceremony serves as a welcoming to the Futures’ family, and an invitation to engage in all that a life in recovery has to offer. Instead of just walking out the door, clients become members of a strong alumni and continued care program.
The Futures’ approach is summed up with the acronym COIN. The “C” stands for courage. Courage involves walking through something that frightens you. It means facing life honestly and openly without the misuse of substances, even when things get tough.
The “O” stands for open arms. Our empathetic staff is eager to assist in the healing process that has seen the restoration of healthy lives to so many of our alumni. As clients embrace recovery, we are ready to help heal the wounds of the past, and we are committed to offering insight into a path to a brighter future.
The “I” stands for investment. The decision to enter treatment is certainly life-changing in the life of individuals suffering from substance use disorder. Futures clients invest in changing their lives, and Futures invests in them during their treatment and long after their discharge. Alumni services serves as the bridge from clinical treatment to ongoing recovery. As part of coining in, our clients become familiar with various lifelong recovery opportunities available to alumni.
The “N” stands for new life. Many people in recovery feel they have received a second chance. The coin serves as a symbolic reminder of what was before, what they have now, and the hope that accompanies a new beginning in recovery.