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

Holistic Healing

Holistic Healing: Forest Bathing Washes Away Stress

By Sheree Surdam, Wellness Program Manager 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. Nature is a scientifically proven … Continued

Winter Blues - How to Recognize and Treat Seasonal Depression

Winter Blues: How to Recognize and Treat Seasonal Depression

Now that winter has officially settled in, the short, dark days are now also filled with chilling cold and harsh winds. For many, these gloomy winter days can put a damper on their lives. The American Academy of Family Physicians found that 4 to 6 percent of Americans suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). For … Continued

Top 5 Goals for a New Year

Top 5 Goals for a New Year

Setting goals for the New Year can be fun and exciting, but trying to maintain these goals throughout the year can be a challenge. The best thing to do to set yourself up for success is to make your goals both beneficial and attainable. Here are the top five goals that we think will improve … Continued

More Money, More Problems

More Money, More Problems? How to Manage Your Finances in Recovery

Managing money can be difficult for many people, but perhaps even more so for a person in addiction recovery. During the course of active addiction, any money an individual had was spent on their substance of choice. Personal financial management was a low priority. Now, in recovery, however, knowing how to properly save, budget, and … Continued