Alumni Weekend 2019: Food, Fun and Fellowship
Make plans to join us for the annual alumni weekend this September
The 2019 Alumni Weekend is Saturday, Sept. 28. at the residential campus in Etta, MS, from 1-4 p.m.
Important details for 2019 Alumni Weekend:
- Enter at main entrance: There is a fork in the road. Follow the signs to the right for parking behind the Evergreen building.
- Leave your phone and camera in the car: For HIPPA compliance and for the privacy of our current patients, please do not have your cell phone or camera out during the event or during activities.
- Our photographer can take pictures for you: You can choose to be in photos, or opt not to. Attendees will receive a link to a password-protected photo site after the event.
- Smoke at assigned times and places: The Etta campus has designated smoking areas, and the schedule will allow for breaks.
- Dress for activity: If you are participating in experiential activities please dress appropriately and wear comfortable shoes.
1:00-1:30: Arrivals, registration, snacks at main lodge.
1:45-2:00: Speaker 1—Justin G.
2:00-2:15: Speaker 2—Carol M.
2:15-2:30: Speaker 3—Holly P.
2:30-3:00: Break and transition to group locations.
3:00-4:00-Experiential Activity options:
- Facing obstacles—equine obstacle course
- Presentation at the main lodge with Johnny McMillan
Continuing an annual tradition, Oxford Treatment Center alumni and their families are invited to a casual gathering of food, fun and fellowship on Saturday, Sept. 28.
For 2019, Alumni Weekend will be held at the residential campus in Etta, MS, from 1-4 p.m. Alumni and their families will enjoy fellowship, experiential activities and speakers. Oxford Treatment Center Executive Chef Moulay Elabdellaoui and his staff will serve Southern-style cuisine.
“…it’s important for us to host weekends like this not only for our alumni but also for the people who’ve been their support system.”
Alumni Weekend 2019 is designed to welcome alumni and their families back to the Etta campus. The weekend aims to highlight the important role of families in a person’s recovery from addiction, said Brian Whisenant, Director of Community Relations.
“We say often that addiction is a family disease — but recovery involves the whole family, too,” he said. “That’s why it’s important for us to host weekends like this not only for our alumni but also for the people who’ve been their support system.”
Experiential therapists will be on hand to offer experiences in art, music, yoga and equine therapy that those in recovery took part in while in treatment.
“For our alumni, it’s often meaningful to bring their loved ones back to the place where their recovery began,” Whisenant said. “They’ve come this far in their recovery because of the support of their family and friends. Being able to reflect on how far they have come is truly an exercise in gratitude.”