Avoiding Holiday Stress for Your Recovery

Avoiding Holiday Stress for Your Recovery

The holiday season is a time of the year filled with joy, love, and plenty of celebrations. But for many people, the holidays can bring about unwelcome guests — depression and stress. For individuals in recovery, both guests can prove to be a danger to their sobriety.  Avoiding major relapse triggers during the holiday season … Continued

The Keys to Long-Term Recovery

The Keys to Long-Term Recovery

by Bill Haygood Have you ever been intrigued by a speaker at a 12 Step meeting and then been surprised at the end to find out how much or how little clean time the speaker had?  Length of clean time does not necessarily equal quality of recovery on this journey that we share, one day … Continued

Habits For Sober People

The Healthy Habits Every Person in Recovery Should Have

by Stephen Langley One of my favorite summertime reads is The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.  This wonderful story, narrated by an incredibly intelligent golden retriever named Enzo, ostensibly is written as a fictional novel having nothing to do with addiction or recovery.  That said, the author has filled this novel … Continued

Calm Down When Feeling Anxious

5 Ways to Calm Down When Feeling Anxious

An estimated 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders, maybe even you. Ranging from mild to severe, anxiety disorders can disrupt both personal and professional aspects of your life. When you’re anxious, negative and sometimes irrational thoughts cause you to withdraw from the support system so vital to your recovery. Luckily, anxiety disorders are highly … Continued

Empowerment Workshop


By Stephanie Stanton, ABC Program Senior Coordinator One of my favorite parts of my job here at Mountainside is running the Personal Empowerment Group.  There, I have my greatest chance of inspiring others to practice self-care and connect to what’s really important to them.  Some of the topics we have covered in the group are:  … Continued