Mountainside Sparks Awareness During National Recovery Month

Published on September 12, 2023
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Canaan, CT – Over 46.3 million people aged 12 or older have an addiction but only 6 percent of them seek treatment. There are many reasons behind this disparity including stigma surrounding substance abuse and limited access to care. This National Recovery Month, Mountainside treatment center aims to shed light on another reason: unawareness that addiction is treatable and a healthy, happy life in recovery is possible.

Mountainside is excited to present its “Stories of Transformation” podcast series that celebrates members of the recovery community by giving them an opportunity to share their successes, increase awareness, and foster a greater understanding of mental and substance use disorders.

“The life I have now is way better than the life I had before,” says Mountainside Alumni Amy. “I’m grateful to AA and for going through treatment because without these two huge components, I couldn’t get back on my feet and become the best version of myself.”

“Unfortunately, addiction is a lifelong disease,” shares Chief Executive Officer Andre Basso. “Mountainside provides the foundation for clients to start their recovery journey, but we know it is just as crucial to offer support resources to develop strong connections and mindful living habits.”

Mountainside has organized an array of events during September that includes Spiritual Wisdom: A Conversation with Don Miguel Ruiz Jr., a partnered sober celebration with The Phoenix, and a recovery open mic night. Virtual and in-person support groups for individuals impacted by addiction and family wellness workshops are available for the entire recovery community.

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