Priory Hospital Woking hosts annual ATP alumni BBQ
The event brought together fellow alumni, their families and the addiction treatment team. During the day, they had the opportunity to share stories about the changes that have happened in their lives, and continue to support one another on their recovery journey.
Speeches from the alumni were given, which were inspirational and full of hope. One patient shared his experience of finishing a 140-mile bike ride having completed the 28-day ATP and a secondary care programme. One person attending the BBQ said that the speeches that were made on the day had given him a different attitude for life moving forward.
Another patient spoke about his experience of the 28-day programme and the never-ending support of his peers, and those running the ATP.
Pamela Roberts, Addiction Programme Manager at Priory Hospital Woking, said: “Seeing these people thriving with life and moving further away from the harms of addiction is the reason I do this job. I feel honoured and privileged to witness such inspirational people.
The ATP team did a marvellous job of organising the event - the band, photo booth, caricaturist and entertainment for the children as well.”
Getting in contact with the Priory ATP team in Woking
We apologise for anyone who didn’t receive an invitation to the event this year. Due to the introduction of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules, we were only able to use our BBQ invitation list to invite people. We tried calling as many people as we could but some numbers had changed and for some people, we no longer had a number.
Please get in contact with us if you would like to ensure you are on the invitation list for future events. If you know of anyone what wasn’t invited and wanted to be, please advise them to call the ATP team in Woking on 01483 489211.