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JoeDe Dudley

As Alumni Director, I have been building relationships with Acqua Recovery alumni almost from our very first client. Over the years since, I've seen a lot of people come through our doors. Some have made it; others have not; a few have come back. I like to focus on the ones that are still in recovery and the struggle continued recovery brings. I understand it all too well, having been living in recovery myself for the last 10 years.

To me, the single most important aspect of staying in recovery is staying connected with people. I facilitate three aftercare meetings a week to help our community stay plugged in - and the results are obvious.

The ones attending the meeting regularly seem to achieve longer recovery, have fewerrelapses, struggle less and have an overall better quality of life. If someonerelapses, the people attending aftercare meetings or some form of continued care come back into recovery sooner.

At the end of the day, I feel like I have one of the best jobs in the world. I get to see people come in beaten and broken, when life is kicking their ass. In just a few days, the color starts coming back into their faces. Their attitude changes when they start seeing some hope for their life. What an amazing feeling. 

Even in the face of adversity with the COVID pandemic, the clients who have stayed connected to some kind of recovery community and who have built their foundation around that community were able to stay in recovery and adapt to the changing world. I am truly blessed to work in a field I'm passionate about and have found a company that shares that passion.

Are you ready to join our community? Give us a call, give us a chance, and we'll change your life.

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