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Dear Mountainside Alumni,

Before I became sober, I would only help others if I thought it would benefit me. As time went on, and I began to change my life for the better, helping others started to take on a whole new meaning. Today, I am excited about the opportunity to make a difference in someone else’s life. Whether it’s at an occupational or emotional level, I am always eager to lend a helping hand. It feels good to give to others without any expectations.

There have been many people that have helped me along my sobriety journey, and I am beyond grateful to have them in my life. To maintain my own sobriety, I need to reach out and help anyone who needs it, just like what others have done for me. In my own experience, examples of helping others are listening, offering advice if asked, or just simply doing the best I can to be a role model. To maintain my own recovery, I need to be selfless.

Ever since I became sober, people have asked me, “What do you want to do with your life?” My go-to-answer is helping others in some fashion. This is so important to me. Whether that is helping the less fortunate, somebody struggling with addiction, mental health, or those with learning disorders. In Alcoholics Anonymous, the 12th Step teaches us to “carry this message to alcoholics and to practice these principles in all our affairs,” something that I have personally used to maintain my own sobriety. By doing so, we experience the rewarding feeling of giving without asking for anything in return.

Best wishes,

Zachary A.

Around Campus

Dear Alumni,

A happy and healthy hello to all of you marvelous Mountainsiders! My name is Martin Munroe, and I am a member of the Recovery Coaching team here at Mountainside. While I have gotten to know some of you through the afternoon Step into Recovery meetings and our 6:30 PM Virtual Recovery Support Groups, many of you remain a mystery to me. So, let’s change that! You’re all invited to join me and fellow alumni as we discuss and explore our journeys of recovery and strengthen the connections created at Mountainside. You’re all welcome to be a part of this special and wonderful experience. I wish all of you continued success in your recovery and beyond, and hope to see you soon!

Be Well,



We are excited to announce that our new outpatient center in Ramsey, NJ is now open. This location will allow us to provide even more individuals in need with the care, guidance, and support they need to achieve and maintain long-term sobriety. We invite you to learn more about our new location and everything it has to offer.


**Join us for a spiritual evening of connection and awakening.**

The Ruiz Brothers of _The Four Agreements_ will be joining us on February 19th to speak on the learnings shared in the best-selling book by Don Miguel Ruiz. They will speak about the book, answer any questions, and most importantly, we will all enjoy each other’s company and better get to know one another.


If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, Mountainside can help.
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