Mountainside Becomes Destination for Comprehensive Addiction Treatment

Published on May 13, 2014

Mountainside Expands Continuum of Care

Mountainside treatment center today announced completion on a series of growth initiatives, which aim to make it a destination for a full continuum of alcohol and drug abuse treatment and care. Among the initiatives are a heavy investment in improvements to and new construction on its facilities; the debut of Mountainside Detox; and significant additions to staff, including the establishment of a medical team.

“Over many years, Mountainside has fundamentally transformed addiction treatment with its Integrative Care Model and an authentic, comprehensive approach to client care. Our innovative continuum of care now includes a detox process that disrupts the industry standard by combining medical best practices with holistic therapies in an atmosphere of compassion and comfort,” said a Mountainside spokesperson. “We never lose sight of the human beings on the other side of our treatment efforts. They are the driving force behind our commitment to growth and our vision for the future of addiction treatment.”

Key updates to the development of Mountainside’s continuum of care include:

  • Facilities Improvements and New Construction: Mountainside has invested more than $15 million in environmentally responsible new construction to allow for the expansion of its family wellness and outpatient facilities and to establish a detox center — all housed in a 46,000-square-foot building. In addition to providing much needed program and additional leisure spaces, our new state-of-the-art wellness and treatment facilities will offer serene environments to further help our clients concentrate on healing.
  • Mountainside Detox: Offering a medically monitored detox process, the new program employs a synergistic combination of pharmacological and holistic treatments to provide customized detoxification for each client. Mountainside Detox offers 24-hour nursing care, psychiatric services, and personalized treatment plans that will include different taper options, depending on individual needs, and complementary therapies like yoga and acupuncture to help decrease withdrawal symptoms.
  • Staff Additions: Mountainside’s dedicated treatment team has been vital to providing innovative quality care and ensuring that client needs are met. As the continuum of care expands, Mountainside has actively grown its treatment staff, including the establishment of a new medical team, led by Medical Director Dr. Randall Dwenger. A board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Dwenger provides guidance and leadership over Mountainside Detox. He is joined by Registered Nurse Joy Castro, BSN, who oversees daily operations of the detox center and guides a staff of registered nurses in the safe and efficient delivery of care and services.

“The DNA of Mountainside is innovation and compassion,” said a Mountainside spokesperson. “Now, clients can access our continuum of care at various independent stages of recovery or take advantage of our full sequential path to well-being. With our new facilities, we can provide a more comprehensive array of programs and amenities to clients and meet the growing need for addiction treatment in Connecticut and surrounding areas. ”