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.

Community Living

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.

Outpatient Services

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.

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Work Program

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

Clinical

Substance abuse counseling and education are essential to help you better understand and overcome your alcoholism or drug addiction. Through a wide array of clinical therapies and services, you will uncover the root of your addiction, better understand your behavior, as well as learn positive stress-coping and relapse-prevention skills that will empower you to lead a substance-free life.

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.

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.

Male rehab patient in a meeting with drug addiction counselor at Mountainside

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.

Wellness

Our holistic wellness offerings strengthen your addiction treatment plan by teaching you ways to cultivate total wellness ⎼ mind, body, and spirit. A variety of evidence-based, alternative treatments help you manage withdrawal, tackle your doubts and fears, and embrace change, so you can begin to redefine what it truly means to live a healthy life free from drugs and alcohol.

Men at Mountainside rehab’s gym exercising to battle withdrawal symptoms.

Cardio and Weight Training

Series of endurance workouts and muscle-building exercises to help strengthen your body and improve your overall physical health.

Recovering alcoholic rock climbing as part of adventure-based counseling.

Rock Walls

Indoor and outdoor rock climbing activity to hone focus and determination, enabling you to push through self-limiting beliefs.

Women recovering from drug and alcohol addiction taking a yoga class at Mountainside rehab center

Yoga

Sequence of postures and breathing exercises to unite your physical, mental, and spiritual self in order to strengthen total wellness.

Recovering addicts hiking on Mountainside, CT property.

Hikes and Walks

Staff-supervised hikes and walks throughout our more than 300 acres and the abutting Housatonic State Forest to help you practice self-reflection and recharge your spirit.

Horticultural therapy at Mountainside treatment center in CT.

Horticultural Therapy

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.

Family Wellness

Family therapy helps you and your family address how addiction has impacted your lives, allowing you and your family to begin a parallel healing process. Through Mountainside’s Family Wellness services, you and your loved ones work on building trust, improving communication, establishing healthy boundaries, and practicing self-care to foster healthy family dynamics that strengthen recovery.

Family Consultations

Family Counseling

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.

Male rehab patient in a meeting with drug addiction counselor at Mountainside

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.

Family Wellness for Your Loved Ones

Family Wellness Workshop

An interactive workshops design to address the stress, anxiety, and trauma that your addiction has had on your loved ones, as well as provide them with the tools to better support you during and after treatment.

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Learn more about Extended Care's semi-annual International Spiritual Journey.

Typical Day at Mountainside’s Extended Care Program

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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.

Meet Our Extended Care Team

Our Extended Care program is located in Canaan, CT and welcomes both men and women.