When Multiple Family Members Experience Addiction


When just one member of a family deals with abuse of alcohol or drugs, it takes its toll on the whole family. When more than one family member is suffering from an addiction, it can complicate recovery efforts for everyone […]

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Aftercare for the Client and Their Family


The daily activities in a residential program impact the person a great deal during their stay. Individual counseling, group therapy, and a host of other treatment options help refocus a young person’s mind. These tools also teach them to manage […]

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Why Residential Treatment Is Good for the Entire Family


By the time an adolescent or young adult reaches the point that residential treatment becomes an option, their life has spun out of control. The process of looking for the right treatment program can feel chaotic to both the person […]

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Do You Know Your Bill of Rights?


January 2021 ushers in a new administration on Inauguration Day, inspiring many Americans to think about our founding fathers and the documents that form our country’s backbone. Did you know that everyone is entitled to their own Bill of Rights […]

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How the Musical Hamilton Can Help Young People in Recovery


The hit Broadway musical Hamilton tells the story of our founding fathers and their struggle to achieve freedom, but it also contains a host of philosophies that can help manage mental illness and recovery. Hamilton’s history lessons are told primarily […]

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Question Everything You Think You Know


By the time a young person begins treatment, they are likely stuck on how they view everything, including family relationships, friendships, career goals, and future plans. A lack of experience in life understanding that reexamining currently held views can be […]

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Learning to Focus on the Positive


One of the hallmarks of adolescent thinking is the tendency to overdramatize things. A joke someone told is the funniest thing they ever heard. A slasher film is the scariest thing they ever saw, or a new peer at school […]

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Fake It ‘Til You Make It


Clients seeking therapeutic treatment often work hard to understand where they currently are when they begin therapy and gain an overview of where they want to be in the future. A lot of work may go into determining steps to […]

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New You Resolutions vs. New Years Resolutions


While New Years Resolutions are popular, they often prove to be fleeting and short-lived. People are taught that they must vow to make a change or accomplish something, such as weight loss or making better financial choices each new year. […]

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New Peer Support Group for Parents and Guardians


Sustain Recovery is proud to announce that we are now offering a peer support group for parents. The group will meet on Zoom every Thursday from 5:00-6:30 PST. We believe in the power of peer support and are excited to […]

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Sustain Recovery changed my life in a way I never considered remotely possible. I arrived in a place where I knew nobody. Sustain Recovery gave me tools so that I never had to be alone again. I learned how to live like an adult and have genuine relationships with other human beings. I gained a sense of self respect, love, and pride from the challenges I was given by staff. I was able to work through the recent loss of my father and I achieved my goal of not taking any psychiatric medication.
I learned that life is an endless balancing act. I have to continually work on myself and my relationships with the people in my life. The staff at Sustain Recovery are all incredibly experienced and spiritual. They were available to me whether I wanted their help or not. Through their efforts and experience, I experienced the inner workings of having an intimate, loving relationship with a loving creator.
Sustain Recovery is “home” for me. I discovered a loving, caring family that helped launch me to a place I would have never dreamed and, if I would have dreamed it, I would never have believed I would be able to accomplish it.

K.C.
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