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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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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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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Holiday Stress and How It Can Affect Co-Occurring Mental Illnesses


Every year, commercials, Hollywood fare, and familial pressure give us the message that the holidays are supposed to be joy-filled occasions. Holidays are meant to allow us to escape from life’s daily stressors and live life like it’s a Hallmark […]

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Tips for Handling the Holidays With Someone in Recovery


The holiday season is almost here, and for many people, that means mostly positive activities and time with loved ones that they look forward to every year. For the guardians of an adolescent in recovery from alcohol or drug use, […]

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Use World Mental Health Day as an Opportunity for a Check-In


World Mental Health Day is celebrated every year on October 10th. Created in conjunction with the World Federation for Mental Health, there are three relatively simple but extremely important goals for honoring this day that were created to help the […]

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What to Do When a Boundary Has Been Crossed


You probably already know this all too well, but children love to test the boundaries that their parents set for them. They will push the limits and see how much they can get away with. If you aren’t persistent and […]

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Adolescents Need Boundaries


When adolescents return home from addiction treatment, their recovery is far from over. Although they are no longer in a place where they need 24-hour supervision, your child will still need support in managing their sobriety — after all, recovery […]

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I first met Sayeh in November of 2013 just after my 15 year old daughter had been admitted to a residential treatment program. As part of the program I was required to attend 2-3 AlAnon meetings a week. Sayeh attended the same AlAnon meetings as well as Alumni events as I. It soon became apparent to me that Sayeh had a heart for recovery, program, and God. When I was encouraged to get a sponsor I didn’t hesitate. Dependable, respectful, kind and generous of spirit, she exudes an inner peace that I hope to achieve with her loving guidance, as I work my own program. She is patient, & full of wisdom that she is always happy to share with her sponsees and fellow parents. I am so grateful our journeys brought us together.

Megan
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