Group therapy of Men and women sitting in circle around table outside alumni center in Mountainside Canaan

Alumni Services

Recovery is a path filled with twists and turns, but you don’t have to navigate it alone. The Alumni Services team will  provide the ongoing support you’ll need as you embark on your path to long-term sobriety after treatment. Through thoughtfully curated events, as well as fun ways to stay connected online, Mountainside remains invested in every client’s recovery success and will continue to have a positive impact on your quality of life long after you leave our campus.

Already a Mountainside Alumni? Click the button below to visit our NEW page just for you:

Alumni Connections

Long-Term Support for Long-Term Recovery Success

We understand that connection plays a pivotal role in successful long-term recovery. Our Alumni Services team will encourage you to forge meaningful bonds with peers and build a healthy support network of like-minded individuals. Through shared experiences, Mountainside alumni can gain a sense of validation by knowing they are not alone in their struggles, while joining together to celebrate victories.

Support from the Alumni Services team will continue to reinforce the foundation built in your addiction treatment program for better chances of long-term recovery success. And, we are proud to report that surveys of past alumni reveal positive impacts on many facets of quality of life. In fact, over 96 percent of Mountainside alumni report that they are indeed happier after experiencing treatment at Mountainside. They also reported an 87 percent improvement in overall quality of life post treatment. When asked whether they noticed changes with regard to their mental health following treatment, Mountainside alumni provided some inspiring responses:


Statistics about addiction treatment at Mountainside treatment center.


To read the full report, see Mountainside Data Reveals Positive Impact on Quality of Life in Long-Term Recovery.


Special Events & Opportunities for Alumni

The Alumni Services team coordinates amazing opportunities to help you build new, healthy friendships and learn (or relearn) how to have sober fun. These gatherings create opportunities to safely leave your “comfort zone,” rediscover your passions, give back to the community, and form lasting bonds with people on a similar journey.

Want to see more? Check out our Alumni Event Photo & Video Gallery

Give Support, Get Support

Giving back to the community not only helps others, but it also strengthens your fortitude, while growing support networks for all involved. By helping you to discover new purpose and make a meaningful impact in the lives of others, volunteering can put you in a more positive frame of mind that fosters personal growth, emotional development, and spiritual strength.

Closeup of arm with watch talking with audience of peers at Mountainside Treatment Center

Alumni Share Night Speakers

Alumni with at least six months of sobriety can volunteer to share personal stories of recovery with individuals who are currently in treatment at Mountainside. This helps clients to see that recovery is a real possibility and assists them in visualizing a healthy, sober future. Learn More.

A woman with glasses comforting a man in a denim shirt who is starting addiction treatment at Mountainside

Alumni Ambassadors Program

Alumni with at least a year of sobriety can join this program to help new Mountainside alumni transition to life after treatment. You’ll accompany new alumni to support groups and 12 Step meetings, as well as help them to begin establishing a support network. If you’re already an Alumni and you’re interested in becoming an Alumni Ambassador, learn more.

Many Ways to Stay Connected

A strong sober support system provides invaluable benefits when in recovery. Mountainside’s Alumni Services team is dedicated to keeping you connected to our vast alumni network so you can always feel supported and encouraged.

Mountainside Connections Newsletter

Get advice from Mountainside staff, recovery stories by other alumni, and stay up to date with Mountainside news. Alumni with at least six months of sobriety can share their experiences. See Past Newsletters.

Hand holding Iphone cellphone with Mountainside Treatment Center App loaded

Mountainside Connections App

Stay in touch with the Mountainside community, keep track of your recovery milestones, get notified about upcoming Mountainside events, and more. Preview the app.

Facebook Alumni Group

Mountainside Alumni Facebook Group

For users of this popular social media network, Mountainside “meets you where you are” and has created a private space to engage with other Alumni and the Alumni Services team. Learn more.

Happy woman using computer for virtual addiction treatment in her home.

Have Questions?

We’re here for you! To learn more about Alumni Services for Mountainside treatment center alumni, email kendall.svanda@mountainside.com

A brown-skinned woman wearing a gold watch typing on a tablet keyboard.

Already a Mountainside Alumni?

Check out our NEW page just for you, to get updates on upcoming events and opportunities!

Alumni Connections


We work with most private insurance plans, including Aetna, Anthem, BlueCross BlueShield, Beacon Health Plans, Cigna, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, GEHA, Meritain Health, ValueOptions, and many others. To find out if you’re covered for addiction treatment at Mountainside, you can verify your insurance benefits by clicking below.

Speak with an Advisor in Confidence

800-500-0399 Live Chat Contact Form