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What to Do if Your Loved One Won’t Get Help for Their Addiction

The only thing more difficult than seeing a loved one struggle with drugs or alcohol is having a loved one decline help for their addiction. This disease does not discriminate. It affects brothers, sisters, daughters, sons, mothers, fathers, friends, and everyone in-between. A common theme among addicts is defiance toward help — the very help that can save their lives. So, how do we take care of a loved one whose disease prevents us from helping them?

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What Better Time Than Now? Why It’s a Good Time to Go to Rehab

Are you currently struggling with alcohol or substance use? While the coronavirus pandemic has put a pause on many aspects of life, it doesn’t have to keep you from going away to treatment and receiving the support you need. When it comes to reaching out for help, it is normal to be on the fence and wonder, “Is this the right time?” All the craziness and uncertainty going on in the world right now may lead you to believe that waiting for normalcy to return is best. In reality, there is no better time than now to take control of your life.

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Detox vs. Rehab? Which is Right for You?

Although many use these terms interchangeably, detox and rehab each have their own purpose. While detox primarily focuses on addressing the physical effects that addiction has had on the body, rehab focuses more on the psychological effects.

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Recovery

Be the Kindness the World Needs

This time of year, we tend to get so wrapped up in finding the perfect gift or hosting the most extravagant celebration that we often forget what’s truly important. But if 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to not take anything for granted – whether that is quality time with loved ones or even little […]
Mental Health

Pro Athletes and Mental Health: How Kevin Love, DeMar DeRozan and Other Athletes Are Shattering the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

Professional athletes are using their platform to destigmatize the conversation surrounding mental health. Check out the impact that these athletes are making despite the challenges that this year has brought us.
Recovery

Balancing Work and Your Recovery

Stressed about creating a healthy work-life balance in early recovery? Licensed clinician Zia Onorato shares her tips to help put your fears at bay.
Mental Health

Are the Elections Causing You Anxiety? Here Are 4 Tips to Help You Stay Calm

Nearly 70 percent of adults claim that the upcoming elections are a major source of stress and anxiety. If you are one of them, try these four tips to help you stay calm during these uncertain times.
Mental Health

Doomscrolling: Are You Obsessed With Bad News?

Do you find yourself endlessly scrolling through bad news on social media? If so, you may be doomscrolling. Find out how it can affect your mental health and what you can do to stop the cycle of doom, gloom, and anxiety.
Recovery

How to Establish a Support Network

Building community support has never been more important than now. Licensed clinician Jana Wu shares her tips for developing a strong support network.
Family Wellness

Are You in a Toxic Relationship?

Who you surround yourself with can have a tremdendous impact on your overall well-being. Family Wellness clinician, Bruce Dechert is sharing how to spot when you are stuck in a toxic relationship and how to repair a fractured bond.
Wellness

One With Nature

Each season brings new forms of life and beauty, and the best way to witness and truly experience nature is to spend more time outside. Arthur Anderson, Mountainside’s Wellness Manager shares how his relationship with nature helps him lead a healthier, happier life.
Drug Addiction

Facts You Should Know About Teen Marijuana Use

Marijuana is more socially acceptable than ever, but what impact is that having on teen marijuana use? Learn everything you need to know about the impact marijuana has on teens.
Alcohol

How to Tell if Someone is Drinking Too Much and How to Help

Learn the warning signs of alcoholism and what you can do to get your loved one the help they need
Recovery

Sobriety vs Recovery: Why Giving Up Drugs and Alcohol Isn’t Enough

Sobriety does not stop at abstaining from drugs and alcohol. Emotional sobriety is the next step that helps us stay in recovery and become the best version of ourselves. Learn how mindfulness, patience, and making connections can help you on your journey of recovery.
Drug Addiction

Free From the Cage of Addiction

Mountainside Alumni William C. discusses his journey of strength and finding inner peace after six months of sobriety.