Mountainside Treatment Center Gives Back to the Community This Recovery Month

Published on September 18, 2020

New York, NY – 2020 has been a draining year so
far for many, especially those battling substance use and mental health
disorders. To share stress reduction and self-care techniques with community
members, Mountainside hosted “The
Art of Living Well”
last Saturday. The virtual event shared practical tips
for healthy living designed to be informative for both people in recovery and all
who are interested in stress reduction strategies. To further encourage
community wellness, the treatment center is matching and sending all donations
from the virtual event to Urban
Pathways
, a New York City-based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving
the lives of homeless individuals.

The “Art of Living Well” event was in part a virtual
celebration of Recovery Month, which draws attention to the plight of
individuals currently struggling with substance use disorders as well as the
hopeful example set by those in recovery. A 2018
report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

found that over 20 million Americans over the age of 12 struggled with alcohol or
drug addiction in the year leading up to the survey. Holistic wellness
practices can be particularly valuable for those who have been impacted by
addiction.

Recognizing that government funding for social services has
diminished during the pandemic, Mountainside sought to give back to an
organization that has already touched lives in profound ways so they may
continue to offer life-changing services to those in need. Through The Art of Living Well event,
Mountainside acknowledges the important work done by Urban Pathways, which aims
to provide housing and support services to marginalized and at-risk New
Yorkers. Urban Pathways’ mission is particularly meaningful in the era of the
coronavirus, with the health and economic repercussions of the pandemic having an
even greater impact on homeless and housing insecure populations.

Staying connected and practicing self-care during these
challenging times is critical. For more virtual wellness and
recovery events presented by Mountainside, please visit: https://mountainside.com/community/events/virtual-support-groups