Extended Care Program Overview
Our unique program is made up of four components — Community Living, Outpatient Services, Work Program, and Fun and Adventures — designed to help you develop constructive behaviors and healthy lifestyle habits while engaging with the wider community. As you learn and practice sober living, you master skills needed to maintain long-term sobriety once you leave Mountainside and return to your everyday life.
Learn proper self-care, establish structured daily routines, build a support network, and partner with your case manager to set goals and devise plans to achieve them.
Receive addiction counseling to help develop greater self-awareness of your behaviors and emotions as well as address any immediate life concerns as they arise.
Work part-time at a recovery-friendly, Mountainside-affiliated facility to hone practical life skills such as time and money management while also strengthening communication and team work skills.
Fun and Adventures
Enjoy a variety of activities, excursions, and international trips designed to help you have a good time in recovery, without alcohol or drugs.
Extended Care Offerings
As part of our Extended Care program, you have access to a range of addiction treatment services and wellness activities offered at our main Mountainside campus, which is located conveniently across the street from our well-appointed men’s sober living house and women’s sober living house.
12 Step Education
Discussion based on 12 Step literatures from peer support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, focusing on recovery.
Daily clinician-facilitated therapy session that enables you to openly express yourself and explore issues among others who understand what you are going through.
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.
Full Body Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese practice that stimulates specific points on the body to re-balance energy, ease aches and pain, decrease cravings, and improve sleep.
Cardio and Weight Training
Series of endurance workouts and muscle-building exercises to help strengthen your body and improve your overall physical health.
Indoor and outdoor rock climbing activity to hone focus and determination, enabling you to push through self-limiting beliefs.
Sequence of postures and breathing exercises to unite your physical, mental, and spiritual self in order to strengthen total wellness.
Hikes and Walks
Staff-supervised hikes and walks in the Housatonic State Forest to help you practice self-reflection and recharge your spirit.
Therapy that uses gardening to encourage a deeper bond with nature, allowing you to nurture a healthy mind and feel calm and connected with your environment.
Joint family therapy session to open the lines of communication between you and your loved ones, allowing you and your family to devise a plan together for a healthier relationship moving forward.
Individual Family Counseling
One-on-one session to help you understand and analyze your current family dynamics, discusses the negative impact that damaged relationships can have on your progress, and explore the best ways to repair them.
Offered twice a year, this unforgettable trip allows you to get out of your comfort zone and dig deep to uncover your true desires. It empowers you to leave behind anything that is holding you back from truly embracing recovery.
Learn more about Extended Care's semi-annual International Spiritual Journey.
Typical Day at Mountainside’s Extended Care Program
Extended Care Team
Dedicated professionals help you navigate through long-term residential treatment by helping you develop constructive behaviors to support sober living and gain greater self-sufficiency in everyday life.
Our Extended Care program is located in Canaan, CT and welcomes both men and women.