Recovery

Recovery is a lifelong journey. Get tips to strengthen your recovery and help you to live a healthy, happy sober life.
Relationships

Boundaries in Recovery: What They Are, How to Set Them, and Why You Need 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.
Recovery

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.
Recovery

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.
Recovery

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 […]
Recovery

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 […]
Recovery

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?
Recovery

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.
Relationships

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.
Recovery

Authentically Sober

How can you become the best version of yourself in sobriety? A recovery coach answers how to be honest with yourself and others in recovery.
Recovery

Balancing Work and Your Recovery

Stressed about creating a healthy work-life balance in recovery? Here are tips to keep your worries at bay.