Music Therapy

Holistic Healing: Harnessing the Power of Music Therapy

By Justin Greene, Program Coordinator, Adventure-Based Counseling At Mountainside, we believe in helping our clients heal mind, body, spirit. To that end, we combine traditional therapies with evidence-based, holistic treatments. In this new “Holistic Healing” column, we will highlight the many effective alternative modalities we use to care for our clients. We all know what … Continued

Getting the Most Out of Outpatient Treatment with Individual Therapy

Outpatient Treatment There is a common misconception that outpatient treatment is not as effective as inpatient treatment, and that’s simply not the case. According to a study in the journal European Addiction Research, outpatient treatment is just as valuable and perhaps even more effective for certain individuals. Those who are in good physical health and … Continued

Client Empowerment

Client Empowerment: Taking Charge of Addiction Treatment

When it comes to picturing addiction treatment that works, many people think of the old labor camp model – a gray, dingy facility where patients scrub away at the floor with a toothbrush. Some people embraced this model of treatment-punishment because they thought of addiction as a moral failing that needed to be corrected through … Continued

The Most Common Reasons People Don’t Go to Treatment

The Most Common Reasons People Don’t Go to Treatment

People often assume that an addicted individual who doesn’t go to treatment is just in denial about their problem. While this is sometimes true, it isn’t the only reason. Family, friends, and society can play a role in a person’s apprehension. Below, we’ve gathered other reasons – or excuses – people use to resist getting … Continued

Can Addiction Be Cured?

Can Addiction Be Cured?

Addiction has long been considered by some to be a sign of moral failing. Families and friends of individuals struggling with addiction have held — and many still do hold — the belief that once a person completes detox, gets a hold of their values, and develops a strong sense of what is right and … Continued