Extended Care Program Overview

Our unique program is made up of four components — Community Living, Outpatient Service, Work Therapy, 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.

Work Therapy 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, located conveniently across the street from our well-appointed men’s sober living house and women’s sober living house


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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

Family Wellness

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.

Extended Care

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.

International Spiritual Journey

Offered twice a year, this unforgettable trip allows you to get out of your comfort zone and dig deep to uncover your true desires. It empowers you to leave behind anything that is holding you back from truly embracing recovery.

Typical Day at Mountainside’s Extended Care Program

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Extended Care Team

Dedicated professionals help clients navigate through long-term residential treatment by helping them develop constructive behaviors to support sober living and gain greater self-sufficiency in everyday life.

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