Wellness

Caring for your mind and body is essential in recovery. Learn how incorporating wellness practices can help you lead a healthier, happier life.
Wellness

How Nature Helps Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

Not only is nature a beautiful escape from everyday reality but it can have life changing effects, particularly on those recovering from substance abuse.
Addiction Treatment

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese technique that has helped many people struggling with addiction get on the road to recovery. To learn more about what acupuncture is and how it can help an individual's addiction treatment, watch this short video.
Wellness

Treating the Roots of Imbalance with Acupuncture

People often ask me what got me interested in acupuncture. The truth is my journey into the study and practice of this powerful ancient medicine began because of my own search for healing. I was a client at an alcohol and drug treatment center for women and their babies, and one of the services offered was acupuncture.
Wellness

Bringing Mind Body Spirit Practices into Your Life

Many residents at Mountainside report that our Mind, Body Spirit programs significantly change their life. But what to do "post Mountainside?"
Addiction Treatment

Should Music Therapy Be Part of Your Addiction Treatment?

Mindful activities such as kirtan, a form of music therapy, enhance focus and create a sense of community. Learn how this is beneficial in managing addiction.
Mental Health

Client Empowerment: Taking Charge of Addiction Treatment

Client empowerment allows people to gain control over their own lives and increases their ability to act on issues they feel are important to their healthcare.
Wellness

Somatic Writing: Writing from the Heart

Let the mindful practice of somatic writing inspire you to get in touch with your inner self, unleash your creative side, and strengthen your recovery.
Wellness

How to Wake Up Like a Champ

If the first thing you have to do in the morning is convince yourself that the day isn’t going to suck, or if you have to take an antacid to soothe your stomach, then you may be experiencing anxiety or depression.
Wellness

Leandro Carvalho Talks About Fitness, Wellness, and Recovery

Carvalho is an expert in his field, and he was generous in sharing his fitness know-how with the Mountainside community. Our commitment to wellness is evident in its programming, and fitness is a key element in helping clients transition into recovery
Wellness

What You Should Ask Your Doctor Before Filling Painkiller Prescription

The average person probably doesn’t know what the opioid crisis means for them. If prescribed an opioid medication by their doctor, should they fill the prescription? What information should the doctor be giving them? What questions should they ask to ensure their safety and that of their family?
Addiction Treatment

Holistic Healing: Forest Bathing Washes Away Stress

Nature is a scientifically proven stress reliever. Knowing this, we incorporate our beautiful surroundings at the base of the Berkshire Mountains into our programming.
Wellness

Healthy Habits Every Person in Recovery Should Have

Though everyone's experience in recovery is different, there are several values and practices that are universally helpful. Learn more about enhancing your experiences in sobriety.