We are in the process of re-launching the Serenity Acres Alumni Program. Our goal is to provide our alumni with resources, check-in phones calls, weekly 12-step meetings, speaker events and fun social activities.

Our mission is not only to help you overcome your struggle with addiction, but to offer a foothold as you start your journey of recovery.



We offer a custom and private social network for past clients to connect with each other. You do not have to share your name or information if you do not wish, however, you may find resources and posts here to be beneficial to your recovery.

The Changing Seasons: Making Healthy Transitions in Recovery




Featured Speaker: Ann Taliaferro


1110 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Crownsville, MD 21032

Sunday, August 12, 2018


NOTE: This is a free event open to all Serenity Acres Alumni. Finger foods and beverages will be provided! 


As summer winds down, we begin to think about the fall and the change of seasons coming. Days get shorter, schedules get busier and finding time for ourselves and our recovery may get a little more challenging. But as John Maxwell wrote, “Change is inevitable, growth is optional.” In new recovery, change can feel daunting and the comfort of your routine may have you feeling a bit anxious about moving forward in new directions. This is where the “back to basics” mantra comes into play. Make sure your recovery is still the number one priority, for without it, attitudes and behaviors can easily fall back into addictive patterns.

Whether you are newly in recovery or not, we all need to pace ourselves. Take the time to remember each sentence of the Serenity Prayer and ask:

God grant me the Serenity to Accept the things I cannot change [my addiction],


the Courage to change the things I can [my recovery],


and the Wisdom to know the difference [through accountability with others].

The future awaits us all. Rather than encountering its changes with fear and trepidation, the tools of recovery can rebuild our optimistic spirit. Let’s look forward with a healthy sense of excitement and anticipation!


If you have any questions, please contact Joanna McCarrick at or 410-721-6353 ext. 302


Upcoming... 1st Annual Alumni Summer's End Family BBQ

Celebrate the season . . .

One more time!

Join us for some

Fun in the Sun

at our Family BBQ.

Bring your kids, spouse or significant other!

Bring a side dish to share if you can 🙂

Sunday, September 16, 2018, 1-6 pm

Sandy Point State Park

1100 East College Parkway

Annapolis, MD 21409

Please RSVP by August 15, 2018

Call 443-990-1366

or email 

See you there!



Our alumni newsletter contains all sorts of information about alumni support, our team members, upcoming events and so much more. Contact Joanna McCarrick if you’d like to join the list, or browse the newsletter archive via the link below.