The Ridge Alumni Community

When you graduate from The Ridge, you’re automatically a part of our extended alumni family – a supportive network of The Ridge program graduates who understand firsthand what life is like before, during, and after treatment. The longer you stay involved with treatment and support groups such as our alumni the better your chances at long-term sobriety become.

Alumni Events
Staying Sober

Alumni Coordinators

Cathy Cooke, CDCA

To learn more or get involved contact:

Cathy Cooke,

Cathy is a Recovery Specialist and Interventionist. She is a Candidate Member of the Association of Interventionist Specialists as well as Board Member of The First Step Home. In her role at The Ridge she supports addicts, alcoholics and family members in early recovery.

Personal Mantra: Pray, don’t drink, do the next right thing.

Favorite Quote: You can’t think you’re way into new behaviors, you have to behave your way into new thinking.

Calendar & Events

  • Fun group outings and activities
  • Regular check-ins, encouragement, and phone contact with Alumni and peers
  • Invitations and reminders for local Ridge events, speakers, and social gatherings
  • Opportunities to involve supportive family and friends in your recovery experience
  • Al-Anon and 12 step meetings and events

Alumni meetings are held the first Saturday of each month 10 AM – 11:30 AM at our main office location, 25 Whitney Drive. Suite 120, Milford, OH 45150.

To connect with The Ridge Alumni Program contact your Alumni Coordinator:

To learn more or get involved contact:

Cathy Cooke,

As a Ridge Alumnus, your participation with your fellow alumni through our events – and in the community is the biggest thank you that we can receive. We appreciate our alumni and invite any Ridge graduate to participate.

Join Us for the November Combined Alumni and Al-Anon Meeting

Saturday, November 2, 10 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
25 Whitney Drive, Suite 120, Milford, OH 45150


Co-occurring Mental Health Disorders in Addiction – When Alcohol and Drugs are Symptoms of Underlying Disorders

There are several mental health disorders with a high prevalence of addiction as a way to cope with symptoms of the diagnosis. Carrie will be discussing depression, anxiety, PTSD and grief and how to understand the differences, the similarities and some treatment options for all of them as they relate to addiction.


Carrie Evans, MRC, LPCC, LICDC

Carrie is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor. She has a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Wright State University. Carrie is trained in EMDR, sandplay, and addiction therapy. She has been working in the field of counseling since 2011 and began her career as a group therapist with The Ridge program. Carrie specializes in addiction and trauma therapy. The discovery of one’s self through awareness, pain, joy and all other things in life that make one human is the passion of Carrie’s work with her clients.

Family Members are Welcome to Attend

Weekly Al-Anon Meeting at The Ridge main office

Questions – Please contact:

Cathy Cooke

Tips on Staying Sober and Relapse Prevention

Relapse Prevention Techniques

Completing a residential program is a monumental achievement, but the physicians and staff members at The Ridge understand that this is just the beginning of your recovery process. It is important to understand relapse prevention techniques to make sure the progress you’ve made lasts. While a patient undergoes addiction aftercare, it can sometimes be difficult to deal with cravings and avoid dangerous triggers than can cause relapse.

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Healthy Eating and Physical Fitness: Your Secret Weapons in Addiction Recovery

While achieving sobriety is any addicted person’s first priority, it’s essential that they take the extra steps to regain a holistic sense of health and wellness. A healthy body feels more comfortable, energetic, and balanced, contributing to the continuance of a sober lifestyle. The Ridge is committed to achieving this level of health for our patients with a balanced program of nutrition and exercise.

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Tips for Staying Sober

Staying sober is a lifelong process, and we understand that cravings can be an obstacle for patients during the recovery process. When you learn how to break addiction habits and identify cravings, you can manage and avoid the urge to relapse.
It’s important to note that experiencing cravings is not a sign of weakness – it’s a natural part of recovery, and is deeply rooted in your psychological association with drugs and alcohol.

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The Importance of Family Involvement in Substance Abuse Treatment and Addiction Therapy

For family and friends of drug and/or alcohol addicted individuals, confronting addiction is one of the most difficult steps in seeking substance abuse treatment. Often, drug and alcohol addiction has built a destructive cycle over a time to the point where daily family involvement actually enables the addicted individual.

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With a compassionate staff and clear, understandable treatment methods and goals, drug treatment is nothing to be afraid of, but instead an invaluable asset for an addicted person to get healthy again.

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