Healthy connections and support systems are vital to your recovery. Learn about how you can build new relationships and work on old ones.

My Experience Setting Boundaries in Early Recovery

Setting boundaries in recovery is hard. In my personal experience, I learned a few things you can do in case your boundaries are tested.

Dating in Recovery

Jumping back into the dating scene may feel daunting to those in recovery. By owning sobriety and having confidence, everything else will follow.
Family Wellness

Making Amends: How to Repair the Damage Caused by Active Addiction

Making amends is part of the 12 Step process and is beneficial to long-term recovery. Why it matters and how you and your loved one can heal from past trauma.
Family Wellness

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.
Mental Health

Toxic Positivity: The Problem with Constantly Searching for the Silver Lining

What is toxic positivity? And why "looking on the bright side" can become damaging to your emotional well-being and harm relationships with loved ones.

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.
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.
Family Wellness

Fair Fighting Rules: How to Communicate Better with Your Loved One in Recovery

Families argue from time to time, but when conflict escalates into fighting, it can take a severe toll on your relationship. Next time you find yourself in an argument, implement these fair fighting rule and start communicating better.
Family Wellness

Should I Walk Away From My Addicted Partner?

Your partner is struggling with addiction and you’re wondering whether you should walk away. Find out what Anthony Nave, Outpatient Services Manager, suggests.
Family Wellness

5 Dos and Don’ts When Your Loved One Is Struggling with Addiction

While it is normal to feel overwhelmed right now, it is important to realize that all hope is not lost. Recovery is possible, and you can help your loved one get there.

4 Things to Say to Someone Struggling with Alcohol

Talking to a friend or family member about their excessive drinking is not easy. Learn what you can say to help them realize that they need help.

The Opposite of Addiction is Not (Just) Sobriety

While developing strong relationships is important for everyone, for those in recovery, human connection can often be the difference between long-term sobriety and relapse.