Life Challenge Program

You seem like you know how to take on a challenge. During your stay at Black Bear Lodge, you’ve faced and completed them all, day in and day out. Establishing healthy habits? Check. Tackling experiential therapy? Check. Battling the bad days? Check. Answered hard questions? Check. Made new friends? Check. Set higher goals? Check. You’ve made it this far and are nearing the end of your time with us, but we’ve got one last challenge for you: Life. (Don’t worry, we’re doing this one together.)

This is usually the part where we’d introduce you to the Foundations Recovery Network alumni program, but we can’t do that here because, well, we don’t have one. We have something better: The Life Challenge, also known as the L+C. We hope it will become known to you as your recovery fan club. We’ve seen you do some pretty amazing things here, and just because your time at treatment is ending, we plan to continue coming alongside you to remind you of past victories and celebrate new milestones.

The L+C is a positive and motivational community filled with go-getters like you, ready to tackle their next steps and cheer for others as they do the same. Whether your challenge is getting out of bed in the morning, reconnecting with a loved one or making strides towards a personal goal, we are here to help you see it through. Packed with alumni from Foundations Recovery Network facilities across the country, the L+C provides valuable opportunities to connect with others in recovery and a vast network of potential friends, advocate and mentors. Together, we break down the barriers that keep us from fully experiencing life, and create relationships for long-term recovery.

Once you leave Black Bear Lodge and begin adjusting to your new normal, you join the L+C family, where you’re more than just a name on a list. Thriving under the leadership of Alumni Support Services Coordinator Sabrina Mathis, our team of Life Challenge motivators exists to encourage and support you and your success. We’ll follow-up through your favorite means of communication—phone calls, text messages or email—to offer a pep talk or victory dance. The Life Challenge team is active on social media and within your local community, hosting events and reunions for L+C members. We’re invested in you and live to celebrate your achievements, both big and small.

An important part of recovery is taking time to recognize your progress and claim your accomplishments, which is why we created “Bragging Rights,” an online space dedicated to you and your success. There, you’ll tell us about the day you were brave, the bold move you made, the healthy habit you started. It’s also where you can share a photo of you enjoying family dinner, climbing a mountain or watching the sunrise. If you’re proud of it, tell us! You deserve the bragging rights. We’re here to cheer you on as you continue to say, “Dear Life, Challenge Accepted.”

To learn more about The Life Challenge, contact your Black Bear L+C Motivator Jacy Bruck at [email protected] You can also call 629-205-3760 or visit The Life Challenge headquarters are located in Brentwood, Tennessee at 1000 Health Park Drive, Building Three, Suite 400.