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What to Do if Your Loved One Won’t Get Help for Their Addiction

The only thing more difficult than seeing a loved one struggle with drugs or alcohol is having a loved one decline help for their addiction. This disease does not discriminate. It affects brothers, sisters, daughters, sons, mothers, fathers, friends, and everyone in-between. A common theme among addicts is defiance toward help — the very help that can save their lives. So, how do we take care of a loved one whose disease prevents us from helping them?

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What Better Time Than Now? Why It’s a Good Time to Go to Rehab

Are you currently struggling with alcohol or substance use? While the coronavirus pandemic has put a pause on many aspects of life, it doesn’t have to keep you from going away to treatment and receiving the support you need. When it comes to reaching out for help, it is normal to be on the fence and wonder, “Is this the right time?” All the craziness and uncertainty going on in the world right now may lead you to believe that waiting for normalcy to return is best. In reality, there is no better time than now to take control of your life.

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Detox vs. Rehab? Which is Right for You?

Although many use these terms interchangeably, detox and rehab each have their own purpose. While detox primarily focuses on addressing the physical effects that addiction has had on the body, rehab focuses more on the psychological effects.

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Recovery

How to Establish a Support Network

Building community support has never been more important than now. Licensed clinician Jana Wu shares her tips for developing a strong support network.
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.
Wellness

One With Nature

Each season brings new forms of life and beauty, and the best way to witness and truly experience nature is to spend more time outside. Arthur Anderson, Mountainside’s Wellness Manager shares how his relationship with nature helps him lead a healthier, happier life.
Drug Addiction

Facts You Should Know About Teen Marijuana Use

Marijuana is more socially acceptable than ever, but what impact is that having on teen marijuana use? Learn everything you need to know about the impact marijuana has on teens.
Alcohol

How to Tell if Someone is Drinking Too Much and How to Help

Learn the warning signs of alcoholism and what you can do to get your loved one the help they need
Recovery

Sobriety vs Recovery: Why Giving Up Drugs and Alcohol Isn’t Enough

Sobriety does not stop at abstaining from drugs and alcohol. Emotional sobriety is the next step that helps us stay in recovery and become the best version of ourselves. Learn how mindfulness, patience, and making connections can help you on your journey of recovery.
Drug Addiction

Free From the Cage of Addiction

Mountainside Alumni William C. discusses his journey of strength and finding inner peace after six months of sobriety.
Wellness

How to Eat Healthy in Recovery

Figure out the recovery diet, meal plan, and strategies that will help your body and mind heal after drug or alcohol rehabilitation.
Drug Addiction

The Benadryl Challenge, TripTok, and #Ket: Taking a Closer Look at TikTok and Drug Use Among Generation Z

With recent TikTok trends like the Benadryl Challenge, TripTok, and #Ket, many parents are wondering if there is a larger drug use problem facing Gen Z.
Mental Health

Going Back to Work in a Pandemic: Tips on How to Adjust

The anxiety of returning to work in the midst of a pandemic can be overwhelming. Here’s how to manage back-to-work stress after working from home.
Addiction Treatment

4 Reasons to Try Therapy

Ever considered going to therapy but weren’t sure if it was right for you? Truth is that everyone could benefit from some one-on-one counseling. Need some convincing? Here are four benefits of going to therapy.
Recovery

Discovering Sober Fun: An Interview with Jimmy Hamm from the Clean Fun Network

Getting sober is much more than just giving up drugs and alcohol; it’s about rebuilding a fulfilling and meaningful life. Fun is an essential part of it. Join us as we discuss sober fun with Jimmy Hamm, founder of Clean Fun Network.