Addiction Education

Understanding addiction as a disease as well as how it has impacted your life is an important part of recovery. Our educational groups and workshops will teach you the basics of addiction as well as provide you with the knowledge to make smart, healthy choices in your recovery.

AA 12-Step addiction recovery group

12 Step Education

Discussion based on 12 Step literatures from peer support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, focusing on recovery.

Rehab patient in anger management therapy

Anger Management

Group designed to identify and examine triggers, adjust perceptions, and develop constructive ways to express anger and frustration.

Addiction support group meeting

Building a Recovery Network

Educational group that explores how to develop a sober support network, including an introduction to our Alumni Services.

Group of recovering alcoholics and addicts in treatment

Recovery Education

Curriculum designed to explain how alcoholism or drug addiction has impacted your life and what to be mindful of in the recovery process.

Relapse prevention group

Understanding Risk in Recovery

Group focused on the risks of early recovery, trends in substance abuse, and strategies to avoid threats and overcome challenges.

Counseling Services

Recovery is more than just abstaining from drugs and alcohol. At Mountainside, we help you address the mental, emotional, and behavioral impact that addiction has had on your life. Through our individual and group-based counseling offerings, we empower you to open-up and explore your feelings and encourage you to develop a more positive outlook on life.

Women’s gender-focused addiction treatment group

Gender Group

Men-only and women-only groups to discuss gender-specific issues in recovery such as self-esteem, societal and cultural pressures, family dynamics, and interpersonal relationship issues.

Group therapy addressing substance abuse

Group Counseling

Daily clinician-facilitated therapy session that enables you to openly express yourself and explore issues among others who understand what you are going through.

Rehab patient meeting with Mountainside drug addiction counselor

Individual Counseling

One-on-one sessions with a clinician to help you process thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to gain a clearer understanding of your inner-self and develop and strive towards personalized treatment goals.

Addiction treatment group for professionals and executives

Professionals Group

Relapse prevention group designed for those with high stress occupations and those whose job involves caring for the needs of others.

Group therapy for alcoholism and drug addiction

Seeking Safety

Group designed to help manage symptoms related to trauma in one’s early stages of recovery, develop coping skills, practice containment strategies and foster self-empowerment for change.

Clinical Practices

At Mountainside treatment center, our compassionate team of addiction professionals have mastered an array of therapeutic treatment practices to guide you in discovering your inner self, managing your actions and reactions, and making positive change each day in your recovery.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

A type of psychotherapy — also called talk therapy — that helps you gain a better understanding of how your thoughts and emotions influence your behavior. Through CBT, you change how you approach difficult situations by breaking down destructive patterns of behavior and working on finding solutions. CBT is particularly helpful in treating certain mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

A type of cognitive behavioral therapy that allows you to manage your emotions in order to prioritize the present and change negative thinking and behaviors. Through DBT, you practice acceptance strategies and distress tolerance skills while learning how to build on your strengths.

Mindfulness and Grounding Techniques

A series of techniques that concentrate on living in the present and connecting your mind and body to achieve a state of calm and relaxation. Mindfulness and Grounding Techniques are particularly beneficial if you have difficulty managing emotions, struggle with a history of trauma, experience intense cravings, or suffer from severe anxiety.

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

A client-centered counseling approach designed to help you work through discomfort often associated with change and find inner motivation to accomplish goals. MI emphasizes close collaboration between you and your clinician to inspire positive change and empower you to make your own choices.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

A goal-oriented form of psychotherapy centered around developing solutions and the necessary tools to achieve change. SFBT places shifts focus from the perceived problem to your strength to uncover what is possible and changeable. Through SFBT, you reduce your stress and anxiety levels while improving interpersonal relationships.

Trauma-Informed Care (TIC)

A strength-based treatment approach that focuses on recognizing the symptoms of your trauma, understanding how it affects your life and behavior, and then taking actions to create a safe environment for physical, psychological, and emotional healing. Through TIC, you regain a sense of safety, control, and empowerment.