Supporting Teens With Gender and Sexual Identity Issues


In a world where society expects everyone to be cisgender or heterosexual, many LGBTQIA+ teens struggle with their identities. They may feel confused as to why they are different, and they may feel isolated because they are not like everyone […]

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Using Social Media for Support in Recovery


When you hear the words “social media” within the context of teen usage, what comes to your mind? Many parents may think of the large amount of time their child spends on social media or the negative effects of internet […]

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How to Help Your Child Have a Socially Sober Summer


  Adolescents are social by nature, but friends can often have a negative influence on sobriety.  Summer is a time when teens have more free time, less supervision, and naturally gravitate toward spending more time with peers. How can you […]

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Addressing Trauma Individually and as a Family


When events happen, the event is actually the same for everyone, but each individual experiences and stores the memories of that event differently. This rule particularly applies to traumatic events. Things that happened in the family that may not have […]

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Helping Families Navigate Educational Services


When it comes to accessing educational services for their student, most families have no idea what services are available. Many schools are not very forthcoming about what they have to offer, either. While some school districts are helpful and informative […]

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Deep Cleaning Emotional Baggage


When one person in your family is in treatment for addiction, the entire family is in treatment. This process is meant to be a healing process, but before your teen can heal from the behaviors involved in addiction and mental […]

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Weeding Out Your Family Tree


When there is substance abuse in the family, there is likely some form of dysfunction within your immediate or extended family. Dysfunctional relationships are detrimental to all involved, but when your teen is recovering from substance abuse, having dysfunctional familial […]

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What Is the Difference Between Supporting and Enabling?


As a parent, you always want to support your child. But what constitutes support, and when does it become enabling? You want to have boundaries for your teen, but what is appropriate discipline and what is too harsh? Sometimes, these […]

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How Can I Tell My Teen I Love Them So They Hear Me?


As a parent or guardian, you may assume that your child knows that you love them. After all, they live with you, and you provide their food, clothing, phone, hobbies and activities, transportation, and more. Providing for them should be […]

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How Can I Help My Teen Prevent a Relapse?


Families who are not familiar with addiction recovery may be surprised to learn that you cannot just send your child to a facility for a period of time, and then they come back completely healed. Approximately half of all people […]

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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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