Meetings and Events

Alumni Association at Ridgeview Institute

FIRST FRIDAY SPEAKER MEETING

The Ridgeview Alumni Association Steering Committee brings in speakers from the Metro Area to tell their story. You are welcome to attend our 1st Friday Speaker Meeting. See hundreds of recovering souls at a wonderful meeting. Come early to get a good seat, the meeting starts at 7:45 pm in the Ridgeview Day Hospital. The 1st Friday Speaker Meeting is on the 1st Friday of every month. Amazing is it not? Please check the full calendar as the meeting maybe offset by one week during holiday weekends. Should this happen an open discussion meeting is held with the speaker meeting the next week.

NEW YEARS EVE DANCE

The NEW YEARS EVE DANCE is one of the premier events hosted by the Ridgeview Institute Alumni Association Steering Committee. This is an exciting and fun event that everyone looks forward to all year long. Hundreds of Sober Recovering people celebrating the New Year.

If you want to party the New Year in, this is the place to be!

The Party is held every New Years Eve in the Ridgeview Institute- Smyrna Gymnasium starting at 8:00 pm and goes past Midnight. Food and Dancing. $5.00 at the door.

GRATITUDE EATING MEETING

Come and join us for our yearly Gratitude Eating Meeting. Have Fellowship with hundreds of Sober Recovering people. This is a wonderful holiday event, usually held the Sunday before Thanksgiving at the Ridgeview Conference Center.

Many of our members are great cooks who try to outdo each other. Bring a dish to share, Pot Luck. If you cannot bring a dish, bring yourself, everyone is welcome. After eating and fellowship, there is a meeting with focus on Gratitude.

RELATIONSHIPS IN RECOVERY

An Alumni Sponsored Group.

This is a meeting designed to bring together both the addict and significant other in a safe, open, supportive environment that encourages frank discussions of problems the family encounters in recovery.

Addiction is a Family disease affecting every member of all ages. Recovery is also a Family experience. Along with the relief of a partner that is not using can also come stress caused by the changes that come with this new condition.

Learning they are not alone, others have experienced exactly what they are now going through is as important for the non- addict as it is for the addict.

This is not an AA meeting, it does however follow the AA guidelines and principals.

Every Saturday night at 8:00 pm in the Ridgeview Pro North Bldg.

If your significant other does not wish to attend, come yourself.