Working It Out

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Leaving treatment, for me, meant changing everything. I hadn’t worked in over a year. I went from being a successful business woman to being someone who was driving around with all my belongings in my car. I knew when I left Mountainside that I wanted to change my career. But how?!

I had some volunteer experience working in the Social Services field, but not a lot. However, I was able to use my volunteer work as an advantage. I made this the focus of my resume. I moved my volunteer work to the top and my employment thereafter. I highlighted my assets!

My experience — coupled with my volunteer work — made me marketable. Although I did not feel like I was worth anything at the time, I knew that I had to sell myself. When you are getting out there, looking for a job, you are the product.

Never think that you are not worthy of getting hired. Be creative. Who cares if someone says no to you? Look at that failure as an experience you can use to propel you into the next interview. Don’t sell yourself short. Get out there and go for what you want. And most importantly,do what you love! I know I do.

Mountainside Achieves Accreditation from The Joint Commission

We are proud to announce that Mountainside has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® accreditation for Behavioral Health Care and for Opioid Treatment. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a nationally-recognized symbol of quality that reflects our commitment to the highest standards of safe and effective care for our clients. To receive this accreditation, Mountainside met more than 1,100 standards in categories of leadership, clinical treatment services, environment of care, life safety, and more!

In addition to reinforcing Mountainside’s safety and quality of care, the accreditation will also enable more individuals to access Mountainside’s lifesaving addiction treatment services. “Since opening our doors almost 20 years ago, we have helped thousands of individuals and their families face this disease and succeed in recovery,” Executive Director Steve Langley explains. “Today, with The Joint Commission accreditation, we have entered a new and exciting chapter for Mountainside. We look forward to treating expanded populations of people in need with our holistic and tailored approach to addiction recovery.”

Share Night Volunteers & Family Wellness Speakers
Elizabeth R. Salisbury, CT 1230 days
John S. Marlborough, CT 935 days
Mariana F. Portland, ME 651 days
Ricky P. Canton, CT 633 days
William P. Wading River, NY 619 days
Louis L. Waterbury, CT 544 days
Michael D. Canaan, CT 368 days
David R. Canaan, CT 292 days
William D. Canaan, CT 221 days
Please email us if you are an alumni with 6 months of sobriety and are interested in sharing your story at a Share Night or if you are an alumni with 1 year and would like to speak at our Family Wellness Workshop.
March Milestones

Click here to see all of the May recovery birthdays! If you have a milestone coming up next month, email us your first name, last initial, city, state, and how long you’ve been in recovery.


If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, Mountainside can help.
Click here or call (888) 833-4676 to speak with one of our addiction treatment experts.