Canaan, CT – Renowned drug and alcohol rehabilitation center Mountainside Treatment Center today announced that 30-year industry veteran John Hamilton will be joining the company in a newly created position, as Chief Clinical Outreach Officer.

Hamilton, LMFT, LADC, will communicate the depth and intricacies of Mountainside’s portfolio of programs and offerings, which have redefined addiction treatment for thousands of individuals across the country. Mountainside sets the standard in comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment by providing compassionate, individualized care that combines traditional clinical interventions with complementary evidence-based therapies like meditation and acupuncture.

“We are very excited that John will be joining our team,” said Steve Langley, Executive Director at Mountainside. “He shares our values and our commitment to innovation, and he has shown himself to be extremely knowledgeable about healthcare policy, particularly how it affects the field of addiction treatment. As a leader in international and national addiction causes and agencies, we are confident that John will be a tremendous asset to the Mountainside team.”

Hamilton has been a consultant for the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA). Hamilton currently chairs the advisory board for the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and serves on the Governors Alcohol and Drug Policy Council. He also has led an addiction treatment organization as CEO while simultaneously maintaining a successful private practice.

“I am honored to join the incredibly dedicated team at Mountainside in this exciting, newly created position. I look forward to further enhancing the public’s understanding of all that Mountainside has to offer to those struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction,” said Hamilton. “I have always admired how groundbreaking Mountainside has been in developing its integrated care model. I hope to, in some small way, have a positive impact on people’s lives as I help lead the Mountainside team in addressing the opioid epidemic and continue to develop its Medication-Assisted Treatment program.”


Mountainside Treatment Center

Mountainside is nationally recognized for the effectiveness of its drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs. Our Integrative Care Model provides a comprehensive set of treatment and care offerings coordinated by a multidisciplinary treatment team to best fit the unique needs and interests of each client. We are lauded for our ability to partner with each client and the client’s family and healthcare professionals in developing and executing individualized treatment plans that promote long-term sobriety. Learn more about Mountainside at