One of our goals at Mountainside is to provide clients with opportunities for self-discovery — helping them to better understand themselves and to find the inner strength needed to live a life in recovery.
Below is a poem written by a current client who shares his experience on our Change In Action, three-day, two-night, wilderness-based experience. He starts the journey as “broken and frail” but ends “a man greatly enlightened.”
Tall and tenacious the mountain stood
Orange, yellow, and red-decorative wood
Unwilling to budge despite my intention
Conquered it was, with wisdom’s retention
Fellowship, a curious group collected
Trust and companionship, I’m truly infected
Clasped at the hands, walking a wire
Couldn’t have taught me more-my desire
I ascended the mountain broken and frail
Unable to cope and concerned I would fail
On this journey, once alone and frightened
I descended a man greatly enlightened
If your loved one is struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, we are here to help. Reach out to Mountainside by calling 888 833 4676.