Acupuncture

Misuse of powerful medications intended to treat acute and chronic physical pain can often lead to addiction. Our series of acupuncture therapies are healthy pain management alternatives. They also help improve quality of sleep and reduce withdrawal symptoms, allowing your body to heal.

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.

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.

Wilderness therapy rehab program for young adults.

Change in Action (CIA)

Three-day, two-night wilderness-based, camping experience to foster greater self-awareness, healthy decision-making, and positive relationships.

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.

Recovering drug addict on Mountainside ropes course.

Ropes Course

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

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 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.

Qi Gong

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

Recovering addicts doing yoga at Mountainside drug rehab.

Yoga

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.

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.

Healthy foods to repair the damage caused by substance abuse.

Nutrition Education

Group designed to create mindful eating habits by exploring the role nutrition plays in recovery. Activities include label reading, food preparation, and food tastings.

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.

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.

Mindfulness

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.

Labyrinth

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.

Meditation

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

Spirituality

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 in the 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 mind, body, and spirit.

Wellness Team

Certified and skilled practitioners trained in alternative therapies help you foster personal growth, reduce stress, and form connections between physical and emotional well-being.