Why a Relapse Prevention Plan is Essential


A relapse prevention plan is not something every person thinks about. For those who have stopped using drugs or drinking, it is a good way to remind oneself of planning ahead and starting over in recovery. Prevention plans can help […]

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Treating Addiction and Depression in Teens


Depression and addiction feed into one another. When teens suffer from depression or mental health concerns, in combination with substance use disorder, this is called ‘dual diagnosis’ or ‘co-occurring disorder.’ Both problems must be treated concurrently in order to best […]

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I Don’t Know How to Cope with Relationship Changes


The early days of recovery are a challenge for all involved. When looking back, it can feel like a totally different world. Learning to deal with all the emotional and physical challenges can feel overwhelming. Finding ways to name and […]

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Getting Out of a Codependent Relationship


  It may start with worrying about whether there is a future with a chosen partner, crying, feeling anxious or any number of other things which crop up. A toxic, codependent relationship can bring up lots of negative feelings. Addiction […]

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Signs and Symptoms of Crack Cocaine Use


What is crack cocaine? It is a strong stimulant which works by energizing the central nervous system and by placing stress on the heart. Using crack cocaine also significantly deteriorates an individual’s quality of life. Short Term Effects of Crack […]

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Street Names for Heroin


Heroin is a highly addictive opioid, which is illegally manufactured and is used for recreational purposes. When an individual takes Heroin, they can experience euphoria, drowsiness and pain relief. There are many different varieties of Heroin, and they depend on […]

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Treatment for Stimulant Addiction


What can be classified as a stimulant? A stimulant can be an illegal substance or prescription medication, which is used to boost cognitive function and alertness of an individual’s central nervous system. A stimulant can be taken orally, snorted or […]

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The Family Feels the Impact of Substance Abuse


It is a well known fact that a drug addiction can impact or destroy all areas of the individual’s life, as well as the lives of their families. Family dynamics may be affected and the damage difficult to repair. How […]

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Moving on from Painful History of Family Substance Abuse


People tend to carry the weight of emotional pain from their pasts. In many cases this pain is caused by family history of substance abuse, where one or both parents were struggling with abuse and addiction. Children who grow up […]

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How to Know if You’re Enabling a Teen


It is difficult for parents when their teen is struggling with an addiction. They want to do everything they can to support their teen. But unfortunately, what the parents consider supporting their teen often means enabling. It’s not intentional, however, […]

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The people at Sustain Recovery are truly passionate about their work. They put all their love, energy and spiritual strength in to it. They continue to support me today as I continue my ongoing journey in my personal recovery. I now have over a year of sobriety, my own apartment, a job, true friends and a support network that is always available to me. Although all that stuff is great, what matters most today is that I love myself and have the ability to love others. Thank you to all who had a hand and heart in Sustain Recovery

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