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Alumni Services

Recovery can be a journey of twists and turns. Through our alumni program, we are committed to supporting you every step of the way. Through educational workshops, wellness events, fun outings, and dinners, you connect with others who share the same desire to live a happy and healthy life free of alcohol and drugs.

Alumni Events & Gatherings

Building new, healthy friendships and relearning how to have fun sober helps to keep you engaged and happy in your recovery, which is why we offer monthly events to help you do just that. Our events are an opportunity to go outside of your comfort zone, rediscover your passions, give back to the community, and form lasting bonds.

Volunteer Opportunities

Giving back to the community not only helps others but also strengthens your recovery by helping you cultivate a sense of gratitude. By helping you discover a new purpose and feel more accomplished, volunteering places you in a more positive frame of mind that fosters personal growth, emotional development, and spiritual strength.

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Alumni Share Night Speakers

Alumni with at least six months of sobriety share personal stories of recovery with current Mountainside clients. This helps clients see that recovery is possible and begin to visualize a healthy, sober future.

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Ambassadors

Alumni with at least a year of sobriety who help new alumni transition to life outside of treatment by helping them get to support groups and 12 Step meetings, as well as establishing a support network.

Stay Connected

Staying connected to a strong support system provides invaluable benefits when recovering from substance abuse. Mountainside’s alumni services team is dedicated to keeping you connected to our strong alumni network, so you can feel supported and encouraged as you continue on your recovery journey.

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Alumni Newsletter

Get advice from Mountainside staff, read recovery stories shared by alumni, and stay up to date with Mountainside news with the monthly alumni newsletter. Alumni with at least six months of sobriety can share their experiences with fellow alums.

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Mountainside Connections App

Stay in touch with the Mountainside community, keep track of your recovery milestones, get notified about upcoming Mountainside events, and so much more. Click below to download the Mountainside App.

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Additional Recovery Resources

Peer support group meetings provide you a safe space to share your feelings, emotions, setbacks, and successes, and help you gain additional perspectives on challenges you may face and advice on how to overcome them. Most of all, peer support groups remind you that in recovery, you are never alone.

For additional help and support beyond Mountainside, we recommend reaching out to these organizations as well:

For helpful articles on recovery and having fun in sobriety, visit our blog.

Stay in Touch!

To stay up-to-date on all Mountainside events and recovery news, or to sign up for our alumni newsletter and join our private alumni Facebook group, email kendall.svanda@mountainside.com

INSURANCE

We work with most private insurance plans, including Aetna, Anthem, BCBS, Beacon, Connecticare, Cigna, Empire BCBS, GEHA, Harvard Pilgrim, NYSHIP, Optum, Oxford, The Empire Plan, UBH, UHC, UMR. To find out if you’re covered for addiction treatment at Mountainside, verify your insurance benefits.