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Boundaries 101: What They Are, How to Set Them, and Why Everyone Needs Them

Setting boundaries is essential in addiction recovery not just for the family, but the person with the substance use disorder themselves. Here's why.
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All the Ways I’m Thankful I’m Sober

For people in recovery, Thanksgiving should be a time of reflection and gratitude. Be thankful for your sobriety and the loved ones that support you.
Family Wellness

What I Wish My Family Would Have Known When I Was Struggling With Addiction

Discover why addiction is a family disease and how it affects everyone, not just the individual struggling with substance abuse.
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From Lost Dreams to Dream Life: My Story of Recovery

When I was a little girl, I dreamt of helping others in some regard. As I went through school for something I had little interest in, and my addiction took […]
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Finding a Job After Addiction Treatment: What You Should Know

Completing residential treatment means returning to the outside world, which can often be filled with challenges. One major obstacle for many is finding a new job or perhaps even a first job.  You may be returning to the work environment after an extended period. You might […]
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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.
Recovery

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.
Recovery

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.
Recovery

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.
Recovery

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.