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Nature: the cure for your mind, body, and spirit

The sunrays gracing your skin, the cool breeze in your hair, the crickets chirping in the distance: there is a sense of serenity that comes along with being outdoors. Not only is nature a beautiful escape from everyday reality but it can have life changing effects, particularly on those recovering from substance abuse. Countless studies … Continued

What Happens During an Overdose?

As the opioid epidemic continues to spread across the country, overdoses are becoming increasingly common. To learn what happens when someone overdoses, watch this short video.

The Trump Administration vs The Opioid Epidemic

Political opinions aside, we can all agree that how the Trump administration handles the current opioid epidemic is crucial and will have a tremendous impact on the nation. During his campaign, Trump described the rising number of opioid-related overdoses as a “crippling problem throughout the United States” and vowed to make it one of the … Continued

Holistic Healing: Exploring Who You Are through Art

By Lisa Nelson, Senior Clinician At Mountainside, we believe in helping our clients heal mind, body, spirit. To that end, we combine traditional therapies with evidence-based, holistic treatments. In this new “Holistic Healing” column, we will highlight the many effective alternative modalities we use to care for our clients. Therapy, so many different theories and … Continued

Carfentanil: A New Killer on the Loose

The opioid crisis took 50,000 lives in 2016 and is showing no signs of slowing down. While many accidental overdoses last year involved Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid analgesic, there is an even more dangerous drug hitting the streets, Carfentanil. What is Carfentanil? Carfentanil is an extremely powerful tranquilizer that is intended for use on elephants and … Continued