Mountainside Celebrates its 18th Anniversary

Published on February 25, 2016
Mountainside Canaan Aerial Shot

Canaan, CT — On February 26th, the nationally acclaimed Mountainside Treatment Center will be celebrating 18 years as one of the leading holistic drug and alcohol addiction recovery facilities in the nation.

Founded in 1998 by a small group of friends who were interested in taking a different approach to addiction treatment – one that focused on an individual’s needs rather than a pre-determined treatment methodology ­– Mountainside has prospered from a single residential treatment program to a full-scale treatment center with a complete continuum of care and more than 180 employees.

“We have grown tremendously over the years, and I am honored to be a part of this simple but powerful vision to create a healing environment that fosters change from within and empowers each and every client,” says Stephen Langley, Mountainside’s Executive Director. “We have helped thousands of individuals and their families rebalance their lives and succeed in recovery, but we feel like this is the beginning of a new era. We plan to keep innovating addiction treatment while extending our services through the expansion of our platform and in new partnerships.”

Mountainside, which couples evidence-based traditional therapies with alternative approaches to improve the efficacy of addiction treatment, has recently added Adolescent Services.  Teens struggling with substance abuse attend weekly individual therapy sessions at Mountainside to cultivate positive decision-making techniques, set goals, and learn vital coping skills to manage environmental and emotional triggers for misuse at home or at school to maintain their sobriety.

The company has also recently launched its Recovery Monitoring program, giving clients dedicated guidance and recovery management post-treatment for 12 months or longer. The program helps clients address any issues that may be obstacles to their sobriety in their first year of recovery – from emotional and behavioral issues to financial and employment concerns – under the supervision of a Wellness and Recovery Specialist.

The growth of Mountainside continues as its first ever off-campus location opens in southwestern Connecticut. The new stand-alone Outpatient Services center will be located at 372 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT. The 5,000-square-foot center will feature three levels of outpatient treatment aimed at helping clients achieve total wellness.

For more information about Mountainside’s programs or its Wilton Center, visit