How to Help Kids Prepare To Return to School


While most kids still have their minds focused on summertime activities, parents know that schooltime is just around the corner. Unfortunately, adolescents who deal with addiction to drugs and alcohol can be at risk of having a difficult time transitioning […]

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Fostering Independence in Teenagers and Young Adults


Licensed counselors who treat teenagers and young adults see a variety of conditions in their patients. One common issue that arises relates to fostering an independent attitude and nature in a young person. When a therapist has a young patient […]

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The COVID-19 global pandemic impacted many people who have sought therapy for help adjusting to the changes in everyday life. Even though society has now plunged into the first stages of reopening, the damage done to millions of people remains […]

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Months ago, many could frame the expectation of life after COVID-19 as exciting and ultimately optimistic. For a lot of people, the reality is shaping up to be quite the opposite. Dr. Arthur Bregman, a Miami-based psychiatrist, refers to the […]

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Self-Care for Treatment Providers in a Post-Pandemic World


When the COVID-19 crisis began a year ago, an unprecedented number of people developed high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. Those who already suffered from those mental health issues before the pandemic often found their conditions worsened. The spotlight […]

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That Was Then; This Is Now: The Art of Leaving the Past Behind


Often a young person feels like once they make a decision or hold negative self-perceptions, they cannot alter either. A lack of years worth of life experiences contributes to their inability to see how much power they possess. When your […]

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As society now enters the second year since the pandemic began, many people reflect on changes that occurred. Everyone can point to adapting to commonalities we shared, such as social distancing. For many in the licensed therapist community, COVID-19 meant […]

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Redefining the Concept of Normal


One of the most popular questions posed by young people to their therapists is this: “Am I normal?” They posit that a baseline for normal exists, and there are gradations of deviating from it. Worrying that they do not fit […]

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Helping Your Client Imagine Multiple Choices for Their Futures


Young people often have “tunnel vision” when it comes to imagining their futures. They might have seized on an idea of how their lives are going to go. They believe it to be set in stone. They react negatively to […]

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Exploring Alternative Treatments for Recovery


Support groups, medical treatment, and therapeutic appointments are hallmarks of managing addiction to drugs and alcohol. Often adding more options can create a well-rounded treatment plan. Multiple options can also benefit people learning to manage their mental health issues.  Some […]

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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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