Women practicing Yoga in Wellness Studio in Mountainside Canaan CT


Our holistic wellness offerings strengthen your addiction treatment plan by teaching you ways to cultivate total wellness ⎼ mind, body, and spirit. A variety of evidence-based, alternative treatments help you manage withdrawal, tackle your doubts and fears, and embrace change, so you can begin to redefine what it truly means to live a healthy life free from drugs and alcohol.


Our acupuncture team has often had the pleasure of witnessing clients’ healing process through the use of acupuncture. Even clients who initially expressed doubts as to its efficiency have noted the many benefits, such as alleviation of anxiety, depression, and withdrawal symptoms. Acupuncture has helped clients to get the most out of their treatment plans and recovery.

Medical supplies for Acupuncture therapy at Mountainside Treatment Center Canaan

Auricular Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese medicinal practice of using needles to stimulate specific points on the ear to aid detoxification and reduce withdrawal symptoms.

A doctor in a white coat placing acupuncture needles at Mountainside Treatment Center

Full Body Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese practice that stimulates specific points on the body to re-balance energy, ease aches and pain, and promotes circulation.

Adventure Therapy

Addressing certain feelings or traumas in a traditional therapy setting can be challenging. Through experiential activities, you stretch beyond your comfort zone and build confidence in your abilities to surmount any challenges that may arise in your recovery journey.

Holistic wellness wilderness therapy campire outdoors in Mountainside Canaan.

Change In Action (CIA)

Three-day, two-night therapeutic outdoor experience to foster greater self-awareness, healthy decision-making, and positive relationships.

A group of women on a rope obstacle course at Mountainside Addiction Treatment Center.

Ropes Course

High and low ropes challenge courses help develop teamwork and communication skills, deepen self-reflection as well as provide fun in sobriety

Woman rock climbing as part of adventure-based counseling at Mountainside in Canaan Connecticut

Rock Walls

Indoor and outdoor rock climbing activity to hone focus and determination, enabling you to push through self-limiting beliefs.

Exercise & Movement

Regular physical activity can help alleviate the impact substances have had on your mind and body by improving cardio-vascular health, stimulating your immune system, and lessening feelings of depression. Our exercise and movement therapies are a form of holistic wellness that will not only help you get back in shape but help to release endorphins, positively altering your brain chemistry and giving you a more positive outlook on life.

Two men on treadmills exercising to battle withdrawal symptoms at Mountainside rehab's gym

Cardio and Weight Training

Series of endurance workouts and muscle-building exercises to help strengthen your body and improve your overall physical health.

Mountainside treatment center patients performing Qi Gong and tai chi for holistic healing.


Combination of movement, meditation, and breathing to enhance energy flow, improve blood circulation, and stimulate immune function.

Three women on mats performing tree pose in yoga class in the wellness studio at Mountainside treatment center


Sequence of postures and breathing exercises to unite your physical, mental, and spiritual self in order to strengthen total wellness.

Expressive Therapies

Often, painful feelings and traumas associated with alcoholism and addiction are repressed, preventing you to progress in your recovery. Our expressive therapies help you tap into subconscious emotions, allowing you to more easily process your thoughts and gain deeper self-awareness.

A close up of woman and her hands watercolor painting in art therapy at Mountainside treatment program.

Therapeutic Art

Emotional exploration and personal fulfillment through art therapy techniques including drawing, collages, and hands-on crafts.

Close up of patient expressing feelings writing in notebook during expressive therapy

Recovery Through Writing

Creative writing workshop to encourage you to explore and release your inner feelings and emotions, relieving the pressures that can lead to stress and anxiety.

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Therapeutic Music

Singing, playing instruments, and engaging in drum circle sessions gives participants a creative outlet for expressing feelings and connecting with others.

Healthy Living

During active addiction, self-care suffers tremendously. Relearning to make your physical health and mental well-being a priority is essential to sustainable recovery. Our healthy living workshops provide you with knowledge and tools to develop holistic wellness and create healthy lifestyle routines.

A woman asleep in bed with white linens at Mountainside's residency suite.

Sleep Education

Tips and practices to promote deep relaxation and enhance sound sleep, allowing you to sleep better and longer while in addiction treatment and after.

Blueberries, tomatoes, salmon, walnut, and broccoli lying on a table

Nutrition Education

Education on the role food plays in aiding recovery, including learning mindful eating habits through label reading, food preparation, and tastings.

Woman smiling with group of rehab patients engaging in holistic therapy

Personal Empowerment

Dynamic coaching that creates a more positive mindset for the future by helping you gain clarity on your true desired feelings and identify strengths to achieve your goals.



Taking stock of your actions and emotions without judgement or criticism is key to personal growth. Our mindfulness therapies help increase your self-awareness and sense of control, allowing you to let go of negative emotions and make clearer, more thought out decisions.

close up of hand planting and gardening in dirt during horticultural therapy in Mountainside's garden

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.

the labyrinth located at Mountainside Treatment Center in Canaan, CT


Therapeutic journey along a circular the path to facilitate self-reflection and aid in processing thoughts and feelings.

Men and women group outdoor meditation class with legs crossed at Mountainside Canaan location.


Practice of centering the mind on breathing and sensations of the body to achieve mental clarity, cultivate serenity, and emotional stability.


Sound Bath

Meditative experience that uses soothing music, healing vibrations, and nature sounds to invite gentle yet powerful restorative processes to nurture your mind and body



Feeling connected to something greater than yourself helps give your life perspective and purpose. Our non-religious spiritual therapies encourage you to discover and connect with your Higher Power – whether that’s nature, love, or humanity – to become grounded in your recovery.

Group of Mountainside Treatment Center clients in recovery on a staff supervised hike in the woods.

Hikes and Walks

Staff-supervised hikes and walks throughout our more than 300 acres and the abutting Housatonic State Forest to help you practice self-reflection and recharge your spirit.

Religious Chapel with pews and fireplace at Mountainside treatment center in Canaan, CT.

Spiritual Enhancement

Reflection workshop to encourage peace of mind and spiritual development through readings and discussion of non-religious parables.

patients outside at Sweat lodge at Mountainside treatment center in Connecticut.

Sweat Lodge

Purification practice based on the Native American spiritual cleansing ritual to promote openness, and detoxification of the mind.


We work with most private insurance plans, including Aetna, Anthem, BlueCross BlueShield, Beacon Health Plans, Cigna, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, GEHA, Meritain Health, ValueOptions, and many others. To find out if you’re covered for addiction treatment at Mountainside, you can verify your insurance benefits by clicking below.

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