Wellness women doing yoga


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.


Our acupuncture team has often had the pleasure of witnessing clients’ healing process through the use of acupuncture. Even clients who initially expressed doubts as to its efficiency have noted the many benefits, such as alleviation of anxiety, depression, and withdrawal symptoms. Acupuncture has helped clients to get the most out of their treatment plans and recovery.

Acupuncture therapy at Mountainside, CT for drug and alcohol addiction

Auricular Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese medicinal practice of using needles to stimulate specific points on the ear to aid detoxification and reduce withdrawal symptoms.

doctor placing acupuncture needles

Full Body Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese practice that stimulates specific points on the body to re-balance energy, ease aches and pain, and promotes circulation.

Adventure Therapy

Addressing certain feelings or traumas in a traditional therapy setting can be challenging. Through experiential activities, you stretch beyond your comfort zone and build confidence in your abilities to surmount any challenges that may arise in your recovery journey.

Holistic wellness wilderness therapy rehab program for young adults.

Change In Action (CIA)

Three-day, two-night therapeutic outdoor experience to foster greater self-awareness, healthy decision-making, and positive relationships.

woman on rope course at mountainside

Ropes Course

High and low ropes challenge courses help develop teamwork and communication skills, deepen self-reflection as well as provide fun in sobriety

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.

Exercise & Movement

Regular physical activity can help alleviate the impact substances have had on your mind and body by improving cardio-vascular health, stimulating your immune system, and lessening feelings of depression. Our exercise and movement therapies are a form of holistic wellness that will not only help you get back in shape but help to release endorphins, positively altering your brain chemistry and giving you a more positive outlook on life.

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.

Mountainside treatment center patients doing Qi Gong for holistic healing.


Combination of movement, meditation, and breathing to enhance energy flow, improve blood circulation, and stimulate immune function.

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


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

Expressive Therapies

Often, painful feelings and traumas associated with alcoholism and addiction are repressed, preventing you to progress in your recovery. Our expressive therapies help you tap into subconscious emotions, allowing you to more easily process your thoughts and gain deeper self-awareness.

Art therapy in opioid addiction treatment program.

Therapeutic Art

Emotional exploration and personal fulfillment through art therapy techniques including drawing, collages, and hands-on crafts.

Addict participating in writing therapy.

Recovery Through Writing

Creative writing workshop to encourage you to explore and release your inner feelings and emotions, relieving the pressures that can lead to stress and anxiety.

Healthy Living

During active addiction, self-care suffers tremendously. Relearning to make your physical health and mental well-being a priority is essential to sustainable recovery. Our healthy living workshops provide you with knowledge and tools to develop holistic wellness and create healthy lifestyle routines.

Drug rehab patient sleeping.

Sleep Education

Tips and practices to promote deep relaxation and enhance sound sleep, allowing you to sleep better and longer while in addiction treatment and after.

Healthy foods to repair the damage caused by substance abuse.

Nutrition Education

Education on the role food plays in aiding recovery, including learning mindful eating habits through label reading, food preparation, and tastings.

Woman smiling with group of rehab patients engaging in holistic therapy

Personal Empowerment

Dynamic coaching that creates a more positive mindset for the future by helping you gain clarity on your true desired feelings and identify strengths to achieve your goals.



Taking stock of your actions and emotions without judgement or criticism is key to personal growth. Our mindfulness therapies help increase your self-awareness and sense of control, allowing you to let go of negative emotions and make clearer, more thought out decisions.

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.

Labyrinth at Mountainside rehab center in Canaan, Connecticut.


Therapeutic journey along a circular the path to facilitate self-reflection and aid in processing thoughts and feelings.

Meditation for holistic healing from drug and alcohol abuse.


Practice of centering the mind on breathing and sensations of the body to achieve mental clarity, cultivate serenity, and emotional stability.



Feeling connected to something greater than yourself helps give your life perspective and purpose. Our non-religious spiritual therapies encourage you to discover and connect with your Higher Power – whether that’s nature, love, or humanity – to become grounded in your recovery.

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.

Chapel at Mountainside treatment center in Canaan, CT.

Spiritual Enhancement

Reflection workshop to encourage peace of mind and spiritual development through readings and discussion of non-religious parables.

Sweat lodge at Mountainside inpatient facility in Connecticut.

Sweat Lodge

Purification practice based on the Native American spiritual cleansing ritual to promote openness, and detoxification of the mind.


We work with most private insurance plans! To find out if you’re covered for addiction treatment at Mountainside, verify your insurance benefits now