Moments of Truth

Your Wellbeing: Moments of Truth

By Steve Langley, Executive Director In my role as Mountainside’s Executive Director, I am often asked about my perception of recovery and what I believe to be important for maintaining a life of recovery, happiness, and well-being.  This is a particularly difficult question because every human being is different, and like snowflakes, each individual’s recovery … Continued

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You Ask & We Answer

Q. I have been in recovery for almost three years now and have recently started dating this amazing guy. We have been together for six months, and I still haven’t told him that I am in recovery for a drug and alcohol problem I had. He knows I don’t drink because I told him that … Continued

Keep Calm and Embrace Mother Nature

Keep Calm and Embrace Mother Nature

By Amy Sedgwick, Director of Outpatient Services We are anticipating the first big snow storm of 2017 here on the East Coast. Storms can be extremely stressful, and for those in recovery, storms can pose as a trigger or even risk to recovery. Closed roads, schools, and workplaces can disrupt our daily schedules – including … Continued

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How to Wake Up Like a Champ

We spend a lot of time sleeping – according to Scientific American, one-third of our lives are spent unconscious – and that means we also do a lot of waking up. For some of us, waking up involves hitting the snooze button several times before we eventually drag ourselves out of bed. Some of us … Continued

5 Ways Gardening Can Help Your Recovery

5 Ways Gardening Can Help Your Recovery

In existence for thousands of years, gardens are now being increasingly used for addiction and mental health treatment. A combination of nature and experiential therapy, gardening has proven to be successful in helping people gain mental, physical, and spiritual wellness. Below are five ways gardening can benefit you in your recovery. Healthier Eating As you … Continued