Wellness

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

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.
Wellness

Battling Withdrawal with Holistic Practices

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse , 40 to 60 percent of those suffering from a substance misuse problem relapse after completing treatment. One reason why: difficulty coping with withdrawal symptoms.
Mental Health

Client Empowerment: Taking Charge of Addiction Treatment

So what is client empowerment? It is a process that 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

An Alternative Approach to Pain Management

According to the CDC, overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999, and so have sales of these prescription drugs.
Wellness

Celebrity Trainer Leandro Carvalho Talks About Fitness, Wellness, and Addiction 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
Opioids

What You Should Ask Your Doctor Before Filling Your 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?
Wellness

5 Ways Gardening Can Help Your Recovery

Gardening is a powerful tool for recovery from addiction. Learn how it encourages mindfulness and provides other benefits.
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.