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 […]Continue Reading
Stigma surrounds psychiatric medication, particularly for children and adolescents. Everyone from conspiracy theorists to well-meaning friends or family members to even general medical practitioners have ideas about why you should not give your child medications to treat their mental health […]Continue Reading
Making decisions about college and career can be difficult enough for students. When you have clients with substance use and mental health disorders, they will often experience more anxiety around making these decisions. How can you help them make […]Continue Reading
Traditional talk therapy works very well for clinicians. You can see more clients in a day, have easy access to your records, and enjoy an environment that is comfortable for you. For teens, though, an office environment can be intimidating […]Continue Reading
Those who work with adolescents who have substance abuse or mental health diagnoses are acutely aware that they do not always want to talk about their lives. Helping them open up involves not only gaining their trust but demonstrating respect […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]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.
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.