Adolescent Services Program Overview

At Mountainside, we know that teens face different challenges as they recover from drugs and alcohol, and so, our adolescent services program is designed to prepare teens against peer pressure, internal conflicts, and academic demands. Focusing on your teen’s individual needs, weaknesses, and strengths, we teach positive decision making, refusal strategies, and coping skills crucial to maintaining sobriety in everyday situations. 

Adolescent 12-Week Program

Uncovers the root of your teen's addiction, addresses the negative behaviors that stem from use, educates them on the effects of substances, and teaches them to manage environmental and emotional triggers.

Parallel Healing for Families

Addiction is a family disease, and it is important for you and your teen to heal together from the damaging effects of alcoholism or drug addiction. Our 12-week family program works in tandem with our 12-week adolescent program to teach you how to properly support your teen’s recovery, more effectively communicate with your teen, and foster a positive living environment. 

Family 12-Week Parallel Program

Explores how addiction has impacted your family dynamics and how you can overcome addiction together, as well as how to reestablish trust, practice effective communication, and incorporate self-care into your life.

Adolescent Services Offerings

To increase your teen’s chance for a successful recovery, we supplement our clinical treatment offerings with family wellness services, allowing you and your teen to be partners in their recovery journey.


Rehab patient meeting with Mountainside drug addiction counselor

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.

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.

Relapse prevention group

Understanding Risk in Recovery

Group focused on the risks of early recovery, trends in substance abuse, and strategies to avoid threats and overcome challenges.

Family Wellness

Adolescent Services

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.

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.

Additional Resources

Alcohol and drug addiction can radically affect your teen’s development. Visit our blog to learn how to recognize the signs of substance abuse, how you can help your teen during treatment, and how to help them safeguard their recovery. 

We offer additional opportunities for families to better understand addiction and develop their own support network. Visit our Family Wellness page to learn more.

Mountainside offers adolescent services in Canaan, CT, Wilton,CT, and Chappaqua, NY.