Getting Kids Outside to Exercise


Cold weather naturally causes many people to stay indoors more often. The added pressure of needing to socially distance for the past year increased time spent inside. Many spent much of that time leading a sedentary lifestyle. Now that the […]

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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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Planning For Your Child’s Summer Break


The past year of uncertainty related to trying to help your child keep up with their education during a pandemic has proved challenging. As COVID-19 vaccines become more widely distributed, society begins to return more to the norms of the […]

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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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Turning a “No” Into a “Yes!”


Often a person making their way through recovery from mental illness or addiction relies on negative thinking. When this pattern becomes ingrained, it can be a go-to response they use without even thinking about it. Being willing to say “yes” […]

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The Value of Being Part of a Group


Many young people isolate themselves as part of their mental illness and addiction. While they might once have participated group dedicated to hobbies or a sport, they might have dropped out. Isolating becomes the norm. When adolescents have made their […]

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Moving Indoor Activities Outside


Spring has sprung, and warm weather invites many people to put cold weather behind them. Nature is in bloom again, providing lush lawns, newly budding flowers, and other greenery. Months of being cooped up due to the cold weather and […]

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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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