Residential Program Overview
Our residential program combines addiction education, 12 Step principles, and substance abuse counseling to help you understand the driving forces of your alcoholism or drug addiction. Learning to recognize your behaviors and practice mindfulness help you better manage your actions. To complement clinical treatment, a vast array of wellness therapies and support network services help foster total wellness, from physical to mental and spiritual.
No two individuals are alike and neither are their recovery journeys. Mountainside’s residential treatment program provides a robust range of traditional addiction treatments and alternative wellness therapies to help you find the right mix of offerings that works best for you and your recovery.
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.
Daily clinician-facilitated therapy session that enables you to openly express yourself and explore issues among others who understand what you are going through.
Understanding Risk in Recovery
Group focused on the risks of early recovery, trends in substance abuse, and strategies to avoid threats and overcome challenges.
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.
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 designed for those with high stress occupations and those whose job involves caring for the needs of others.
Educational and support group to address specific issues related to nicotine addiction and how smoking can affect your overall recovery.
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.
12 Step Education
Discussion based on 12 Step literatures from peer support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, focusing on recovery.
Group designed to identify and examine triggers, adjust perceptions, and develop constructive ways to express anger and frustration.
Building a Recovery Network
Educational group that explores how to develop a sober support network, including an introduction to our Alumni Services.
Experiential activities to help you go beyond your comfort zone and build confidence in your abilities to surmount any challenges that may arise in your recovery journey.
Traditional Chinese medicinal practice of using needles to stimulate specific points on the ear to aid detoxification and reduce withdrawal symptoms.
Exercise & Movements
Fitness classes and movement therapies to help to release endorphins, positively altering your brain chemistry and giving you a more positive outlook on life.
Expressive therapies to help you tap into subconscious emotions, allowing you to more easily process your thoughts and gain deeper self-awareness.
Full Body Acupuncture
Traditional Chinese practice that stimulates specific points on the body to re-blance energy, ease aches and pains, decrease cravings, and imrpove sleep.
Workshops and groups to help you develop holistic wellness and create healthy lifestyle routines.
Therapies to help increase your self-awareness and sense of control, allowing you to let go of negative emotions and make clearer, more thought-out decisions.
Medical & Psychiatric
HIV and Hepatitis C Tests
Screenings designed to determine if you are currently infected with HIV or Hepatitis C by detecting antibodies in your blood.
Evaluation of addiction withdrawal symptoms such as cravings, anxiety, and depression specific to your substance of abuse and history of use.
Collection of your genetic information to better understand how medications used as part of your addiction treatment will affect your body.
Breathalyzer tests and urine analysis to check for the presence of drugs or alcohol in your body, and help you stay accountable in recovery.
Medical exam to evaluate your general health and determine any degree of physical issue caused by your addiction.
One-on-one evaluation to assess the toll substance abuse has taken on your body and address your most imminent nutritional needs.
Workshop highlighting the benefits of medications in treating co-occurring disorders as well as proper medication management after discharge.
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.
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.
Family Dynamics Group
Discussion of how your addiction has impacted your family, how your family has impacted you and your addiction, as well as the role your family members and friends play in your treatment and recovery.
Family Wellness for Your Loved Ones
Family Wellness Workshops
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.
Based on your strengths, progress, and goals, your case manager shares options for the next addiction treatment steps after you complete your current phase of drug or alcohol rehabilitation.
In partnership with our alumni team, Continuing Care team members check up on your health and well-being, connect you with recovery, and encourage you to stay motivated in your recovery.
Aftercare & Recovery Education
Prepares you for what life is like after treatment through discussion of the daily challenges you may face, how to avoid common pitfalls, where to find helpful resources, and more.
Typical Day at Mountainside’s Residential Program
Our team is composed of licensed and credentialed clinicians with extensive experience in the field of substance-abuse treatment who guide you through recovery and into a life full of possibility.
Mountainside's Residential Program is offered in Canaan, CT.