The Importance of Learning About Trauma


As a professional in the field of addiction recovery or mental health, you know the basics of trauma-informed care. You can probably identify or even diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and trauma may even be your specialty. But have you […]

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The Benefits of Continued Learning


Mental health care professionals have minimum requirements for continued learning in order to renew and maintain their licenses. There are plenty of interesting conferences to attend that will fulfill this requirement, and some may even be in locations that make […]

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Helping Clients Discover New Thinking for a New Year


Approaching the new year creates the opportunity for reflection and change. While many people create resolutions to improve themselves, creating a new way of thinking can be far more powerful now and into the future. Rather than simply making a […]

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Teaching Accountability in a Clinical Environment


Within the mental health field, accountability can make or break success. Everyone from a clinical director to therapists, counselors, case managers, and even those who provide services such as janitorial or other essential services can work together to create an […]

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Building Relationships of Trust With Clients


Whether you are a clinician or professional who has worked with adolescents for years or someone who is just starting out, we can all use a little reminder at times about how it felt to be an adolescent. The world […]

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How Can I Earn the Respect of Non-Compliant Adolescents?


Adolescents with substance abuse or mental health diagnoses can be difficult to reach. Some clients use their behaviors to avoid treatment to such an extent that they are considered “non-compliant.” As a professional, such behaviors are usually a cry for […]

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Asking for Educational Assistance


Being mentally healthy means that kids have a good quality of life and experience minimal problems at home and in school. A good mental condition and stable support system are key to achieving certain developmental and emotional milestones that allow […]

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3 Warning Signs of Compassion Fatigue


Many people struggle each day in this country and around the world, whether it be with poverty, sickness, or mental illness. Their troubles are chronic conditions of society that need an investment of time, energy, and other resources by those […]

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5 Daily Habits To Empower Your Clients


Every year, thousands of children check into addiction treatment facilities around the country, while thousands of others don’t receive treatment at all. Youth drug and alcohol abuse is a public health concern, with at least 1 in 8 teens abusing […]

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Benefits of Including Family in Therapy


New parents devote a lot of time to planning for the optimal ways to take care of their new child. Typical subjects like nutrition, socializing, and educational goals rank high among things moms and dads think about. What often comes […]

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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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