Recovery

Recovery is a lifelong journey. Get tips to strengthen your recovery and help you to live a healthy, happy sober life.
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When You Come Out of the Closet, You Don’t Want to Go Back into It

Coming out as LGBTQIA+ can be scary while also feeling like pure liberation. The same can be said for coming out as sober. Alex Lahr, recovery coach at Mountainside is sharing her journey of coming out as queer and sober.
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Dear Addiction, my love,

Saying goodbye is hard to do, even when you know you have to. Mountainside alum, Sanam M. is sharing a powerful letter he wrote to his old love – his addiction.
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A Year of Step, Through My Eyes

While not everyone’s path to healing looks the same, for many, the journey to sobriety includes learning about the 12 Steps of AA (Alcoholics Anonymous). But could the steps also help someone who isn’t in recovery?
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Alumni Picks: 10 Podcasts For Recovery And Wellness

Mountainside alumni have curated a list of 10 podcasts on sobriety and wellness that you should know about for continuing your journey in recovery.
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The Important Lesson I Learned from My Relapse

Despite its stigmas, relapsing does not mean you will never be able to achieve sobriety. Zachary Cohn discusses what he learned through his own experiences.
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What You Say Matters: How Society Talks About Addiction

When it comes to addiction, what you say matters. Recovery Coach Rick Lepkowski discusses how society talks about it and the stigmas that they have created.
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How to Enjoy Valentine’s Day without Alcohol

Valentine's Day can be overwhelming, especially when you're sober, but it doesn't have to be. In this interview, Jesse Wright, a recovery coach at Mountainside who is in recovery himself, shares his tips for enjoying the day (and dating in general) without alcohol.
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Authentically Sober

How can you become the best version of yourself in sobriety? We spoke to recovery coach Nancy Sanchez on becoming the most authentic version of yourself.
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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for People in Recovery

Not sure what gift to get someone in recovery? We asked people in recovery what the perfect present would be and compiled their answers into this handy recovery gift guide.
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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 […]
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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.
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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.