Dopey Podcast

What’s up Dopey Nation, welcome to our website! If you’re a fan of the podcast’s refreshingly honest approach to drugs, addiction, and recovery, you’ll find a similar commitment to open communication here at Mountainside. We share Dopey’s belief that connection is the cornerstone of overcoming addiction – after all, ‘the opposite of addiction isn’t recovery, it’s connection,’ as they say.

Before starting the Dopey Podcast in 2016, co-hosts Dave Manheim and Chris O’Connor first met while in treatment at Mountainside. Though Chris tragically overdosed in 2018, Dave continues the podcast’s mission: honest conversations about addiction, recovery, and the path to a brighter future to ‘keep the addicts and alcoholics company.’ Mountainside offers a comprehensive range of best-in-class addiction treatment programs, but our philosophy extends beyond treatment – we believe connection is fundamental to recovery. That’s why we foster a vibrant recovery community through sober events and free support groups.

Mountainside is proud to be a sponsor of the Dopey Podcast, and we look forward to supporting listeners on their paths to healing and connection.

Listen to the Podcast

Get to know the faces behind Mountainside and get inspired by real stories of hope. Explore episodes featuring Mountainside staff in recovery, sharing their personal experiences with Dopey Podcast host Dave Manheim. These episodes offer valuable insights into the recovery process and the support available at Mountainside.

About Mountainside

Who We Are: Mountainside has been combining innovative clinical and holistic therapies for over 25 years with a data-driven approach to help individuals heal mind, body, and spirit. Our full continuum of care allows us to guide them through every step of their recovery journey or to meet them wherever they are. We have locations in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.

What We Offer: Our comprehensive programs are tailored to match each individual’s specific needs and recovery goals, increasing their chance of long-term sobriety.

  • Detox
  • Residential
  • Extended Care
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Outpatient Program
  • Recovery Coaching
  • Adolescent Services
  • Family Services

A range of complementary, evidence-based therapies and support services are included in all of our treatment programs such as medical and psychiatric services, medication-assisted treatment, holistic wellness, family wellness, continuing care, alumni services, and more.


Explore our sober events, free support groups, treatment programs, and more.

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Sober Events

From open mic nights and art lessons to life skills classes and professional workshops, we provide the recovery community with opportunities to have fun, make connections, and cultivate wellness.

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Support Groups

Get connected and stay connected with a wide range of in-person and virtual peer-to-peer support groups, as well as support groups for friends and family members of loved ones struggling with sobriety.

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