Help New Alums Get Connected in Recovery As an alumni contact, you can introduce newcomers to your local recovery community—and strengthen your recovery in the process. Are you a Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation alum in healthy, long-term recovery? Are you an active member of your local recovery community? Are you willing to make yourself available for an initial phone call with a new alumnus? If you answered "yes" to all three questions, you can make a world of difference for someone new to recovery by joining our Alumni Contact Program. Meet long-time alumni contact volunteer Ermanno D., who discovers lessons in courage, trust and life purpose with each new alum he meets.