Adolescence is a vulnerable time of life. Teens are developing physically, mentally, and emotionally. They are learning new behaviors that will often carry over into adulthood. This can be very positive, a time for adolescents to build healthy habits and […]Continue Reading
Building a healthy community is often challenging for teens who struggle with addiction and mental health disorders. However, friendships and community are essential in supporting teens’ mental health and helping them learn how to build healthy relationships as an adult. […]Continue Reading
As a parent of an adolescent, you are in a position to help them develop communication skills that will impact the rest of their lives. This is particularly important if you have a teen who is returning home from treatment. […]Continue Reading
Many adolescents who struggle with mental health or substance abuse do not have healthy community attachments. Adolescents who lack the necessary skills to connect with individuals and a community often have more difficulty maintaining good mental health and have an […]Continue Reading
When your teen returns home from treatment, they will need to change many things about their lives. This includes the people they spend time with. By building a healthier community that supports their mental health and sobriety, your teen can […]Continue Reading
Substance use and addiction are serious public health concerns among adolescents. Those struggling with addiction must get help from a qualified addiction treatment center. The goal of treatment is to teach adolescents skills that will prevent relapse and provide them […]Continue Reading
In today’s culture, social media, technology, and a sedentary lifestyle are becoming more normalized. As a result, most adolescents get less exercise than experts advise. This lack of exercise results in an increased risk of mental health disorders and symptoms […]Continue Reading
Parenting a teen who is in recovery is not an easy job. It is normal for parents to feel concerned about the risk of their teen’s relapse. While adolescents must learn to take responsibility for their sobriety, as a parent […]Continue Reading
Exercise programs in treatment for adolescents can help them release energy and build better health habits following treatment. Therefore, some form of exercise is generally recommended as an integral element of addiction and mental health treatment. There are many types […]Continue Reading
When returning home after treatment, adolescents will need to build and develop a new lifestyle. Many aspects of their lifestyle can help them thrive after treatment, including exercise. While some teens will enjoy more stereotypical routes of exercise like running […]Continue Reading
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.
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