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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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 hold of my life, I felt I was incapable of helping anyone, let alone myself. So I gave up. Using Substances to Cope I believed […]
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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 have decided to change your job or career path to better maintain sobriety. Whatever your situation is, a job search can be a daunting task. Knowing what […]
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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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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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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? A recovery coach answers how to be honest with yourself and others in recovery.
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Balancing Work and Your Recovery

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

For some, being a man means acting tough and never showing emotion. While bottling up emotions is not good for anyone, it is particularly dangerous for those in recovery.
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How to Build a Support Network

Community and connection are everything. For those in recovery, read about the importance of building a support network.
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Discovering Sober Fun: An Interview with Jimmy Hamm from the Clean Fun Network

A huge part of getting sober is having fun in recovery. Join us as we discuss sober fun with Jimmy Hamm, founder of Clean Fun Network