Welcome to our community of hope and healing

When you graduate from an American Addiction Centers program, you’re automatically a part of our extended alumni family – a supportive network of program graduates from facilities nationwide who understand firsthand what life is like before, during, and after treatment. Being able to lean on someone who has been in your shoes – and still is – is the key to sustained, long-term recovery.

When you graduate from an American Addiction Centers program, you’re automatically a part of our extended alumni family – a supportive network of program graduates from facilities nationwide who understand firsthand what life is like before, during, and after treatment. Being able to lean on someone who has been in your shoes – and still is – is the key to sustained, long-term recovery.
Meet our team

Nicole Vasquez

National Alumni Manager

Brentwood, Tennessee

Nicole joined American Addiction Centers in 2013 as the AAC Alumni Support Lead at AAC's corporate office. She originally hails from San Diego, CA and has been in recovery for multiple years. As AAC's National Alumni Manager, she is committed to helping others and considers herself lucky to maintain relationships with AAC's multiple alumni coordinators to plan and participate in events with alumni, family, and friends. Nicole’s passion is giving back and helping others. Whether supporting those in recovery or advising those with loved ones in crisis, Nicole has helped many who struggle with addiction to arrive at and succeed in treatment.

Chris Boutté

Lead Alumni Coordinator

Las Vegas, Nevada

Chris hadn’t planned on getting sober on his 27th birthday. It was the summer of 2012 after an eight-year struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. Not only did he get sober, but through 12-Step fellowships and a strong support group, Chris found that he could live an incredible life without ever having to drink or use again. Now, he serves as Lead Alumni Coordinator located at AAC’s Desert Hope, and is passionate about increasing awareness of this potentially fatal illness as well as sharing his experience, strength, and hope with others who suffer from addiction.

Nicole Mullikin

Alumni Coordinator

Lafayette, New Jersey

Nikki is an American Addiction Centers Alumni Coordinator located at Sunrise House. Originally from New Jersey, Nikki got sober July of 2012 at the age of 21 and has since dedicated her time to supporting recovering addicts and alcoholics. She is a member of several local recovery advocacy programs and is a trained recovery coach. Nikki is extremely passionate about her role and the successful growth of our AAC Alumni program at Sunrise House.

Jewel Jenkins

Alumni Coordinator

Etta, Mississippi

Jewel Jenkins joined American Addiction Centers in 2015 as a Lead BHT. She quickly transitioned in 2016 as Oxford Treatment Center’s Alumni Coordinator. Originally from Illinois, she is now residing in the state of Mississippi. Due to her own experience with battling the terrible disease of addiction, she brings her experience, strength, and hope to clients today. Today, she supports the recovery process and is teaching clients how to live clean and sober. She is looking forward to planning events and meeting with clients to help with their future endeavors one day at a time.

Michael Munzell

Alumni Coordinator

Arlington, Texas

At age 19, Michael made the decision to seek sobriety at Greenhouse Treatment Center. He walked away with an invigorated sense of purpose, and became an active member of the 12-step community. His passion for helping others find sobriety intensified, and eventually led him right back to where his own recovery began. He now serves as the AAC Alumni Coordinator for Greenhouse and the Dallas/Fort Worth area in North Texas where he continues to help people find their own purpose and sense of belonging.

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