Depression

Depression can be inhibiting and invigorate addiction. It affects over 15 million adults every year in the US. Mindful practices, counseling services, and your loved ones will be there for you as you navigate through your feelings of depression. Learn how you can better your mental health and strengthen your recovery.
Recovery

What to Do When You Miss Your Addiction

At a certain point in recovery, a person may feel distanced enough from addiction that they begin to romanticize past substance abuse habits. Use these tips to avoid relapse.
Mental Health

What Are Co-Occurring Disorders?

Co-occurring disorders, also referred to as comorbidity, occur when a person has a substance use disorder and another mental health issue.
Mental Health

10 Self-Care Tips for Improving Your Mental Health

Taking time for self-care isn't selfish, but a necessary part of your mental health. Here are 10 tips to boost your overall well-being.
Mental Health

How to Stop Feeling So Hopeless

Have you been experiencing signs of hopelessness? Don’t let these feelings take over, there are tangible steps you can take to begin feeling stronger about yourself and your situation.
Mental Health

Bad Habits to Avoid for Better Mental Health

Caring for your mental well-being may seem overwhelming. Start bettering your mental health by avoiding these common habits.
Mental Health

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

Here's why "looking on the bright side" can become damaging to your emotional well-being and harm relationships.
Mental Health

How Opposite Action Works for Me and May Work for You

Sometimes the best thing to do is the opposite of what you want to do. Find out how opposite action can help you when your emotions are getting the best of you.
Drug Addiction

Why Smoking Marijuana Is Especially Dangerous During the Pandemic

Since the pandemic began, marijuana use has increased. We discuss why this is happening and the risks of smoking this drug when it comes to COVID-19.
Drug Addiction

How To Maintain Sobriety After Loss

Grief is a natural response to a major loss, but it is also one of the most common relapse triggers. Learning how to manage your grief is critical to maintaining your sobriety.
Recovery

Why Taking Care of Your Mental Health Is Essential to Your Recovery

Mental health and addiction often go hand in hand. Understanding how and why is critical to safeguarding your recovery. In this article, Mountainside clinician Meg Currie shares mental health tips to help you avoid relapse.
Mental Health

5 Ways to Tackle Seasonal Depression

Have you been feeling a bit down lately? If so, you may be suffering from seasonal affective disorder. Learn what you can do to combat the symptoms.
Recovery

How to Stay Sober After Losing Someone

When you lose someone close to you, you may be tempted to fall back into your addiction. Brian McManus, who was nearly a decade of sobriety under his belt, shares how he's dealt with loss in recovery.