Loneliness and isolation are miserable places to live. For too many adolescents, this is their reality. Being alone and feeling lonely can become all-consuming, turning into a self-centric worldview of pity and sorrow. Helping teens flip the social switch in […]

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Empowering Your Teen With Skills for Their Future


Whether you are ready or not, your teen is one step away from being an adult. Do they have the basic skills they need to budget, manage a checking account, pay bills, file their own taxes, or even schedule their […]

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Creating Interest in Social Skills Where There Is Only Apathy


Some teens consider themselves anti-social or “loners” and seem to have little to no interest in social interaction. Many accept this as normal, but increasingly, apathy is a growing concern among teens who are diagnosed with mood disorders or other […]

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Teaching Your Teen Important Household Skills


During active addiction, many teens miss out on learning and developing important skills. When their lives are in chaos, many normal formative milestones are missed. Some of the skills that seem to fall by the wayside include developing basic household […]

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Identifying Teens With Problematic Internet Usage


Most teens spend a significant amount of time online. From TikTok to Instagram, young adults absorb a multitude of content and information every day. Yet, online content is not always safe. Anonymous forums such as 4chan and Reddit can contain […]

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The Pros and Cons of Telehealth for Adolescents


Prior to COVID-19, the use of telehealth was not a common practice. However, with the onset of a global pandemic, the mental and behavioral health community was forced to use telehealth as a primary form of service. Now that restrictions […]

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Staying Connected With Social Media


Social media is not just for adolescents; mental health care providers are finding many uses to stay connected with clients as well. Whether it is staying in touch with past clients or groups, posting inspirational messages, or even hosting alumni […]

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Planning for a Successful Academic School Year


At the beginning of each school year, you shop for school supplies and new clothes to make sure that your child is physically prepared for the new academic year, but do you help them prepare for academic success? How can […]

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Preparing Your Child to Go Back to School After Treatment


Going back to school can be exciting but can also cause anxiety for teens. There is the academic element, including preparing for college and adulthood, but the social aspect can cause a lot of pressure, too. Imagine, then, how much […]

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Can Mental Health Apps Help My Client?


A plethora of mental health apps is available now to help track moods, manage symptoms of anxiety or depression, practice mindfulness, and more. The number of these apps continues to grow constantly, and they are becoming increasingly popular with adolescents […]

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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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