The Days of Ascent program takes place over two days and incorporates the monthly Florida alumni meeting and sober outing. The bronze statue displayed prominently in our main lobby inspires the name of the program. The 16-foot sculpture entitled “Ascent” shows two people, one at the top of an elevation with an extended hand reaching down to help up a still-climbing friend. Helping those still attempting the steep ascent of early recovery is the spirit of the Days of Ascent. But the sculpture also illustrates the mission of the person in long-term sobriety at the top. By helping the person below, he fortifies his own recovery.
Research shows that long-term recovery is correlated with long-term support. At Futures, we are committed to supporting our clients before, during, and after treatment, through an entire continuum of care. Our current clients experience first-hand what it is like to live in recovery. Through this process, they may begin to develop new sober support and have something tangible to ascend to in post-treatment.
At the same time, our alumni can return to the safe, therapeutic environment that nurtured their early recovery. Alumni have the opportunity to share their experience, strength, and hope with clients, and recharge their recovery. Finally, Futures staff can share in the joy alumni coming back to visit. Just hearing about the success of our alumni is never as good as seeing them in person.