People, environments, events, emotions – there are many things that can trigger a relapse. Discover what your triggers are and how you can cope.
Mental Health

Fight, Flight, Freeze, Fawn: Our Natural Response to Threats

When stress becomes overwhelming, the body responds. Learn about the four different trauma responses and how to explore these behaviors.
Mental Health

Emotional Self-Regulation is a Valuable Tool

By learning emotional self-regulation skills, you can develop healthy coping mechanisms such as self-soothing and setting firm boundaries.

The 10 Stages of Relapse

Contrary to popular belief, relapse does not happen at random. Learn the ten stages of a relapse so you can seek help before a relapse occurs.
Mental Health

What Are Triggers?

What does "I'm triggered" actually mean? Feeling triggered is different than just feeling upset or mad. Learn more about its clinical meaning.
Mental Health

Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

What exactly is PTSD, the symptoms, causes, and its link to addiction? Mountainside's Clinical Director Anthony Nave explains.

10 Relapse Triggers You Need to Know

You've worked hard for your sobriety. Now it's time to protect it. Learn common relapse triggers and what you can do to safeguard your recovery.
Sober Fun

How to Enjoy Summer and Protect Your Sobriety

Long, warm days make the summer months perfect for exciting parties. For people who are in early addiction recovery, this time of the year can be tricky to navigate, as alcohol is the beverage of choice at most parties and celebrations.

Valentine's Day: A Time of Depression for Those in Recovery

Valentine's day can often bring on feelings of loneliness and depression. For those in recovery, this can be triggering and lead to a relapse. Protect yourself against the valentine's day blues, and learn how to strengthen your recovery.