Healing Outdoors: Why Location Matters


As therapy evolves, doctors, therapists, and counselors can put ideas into practice that offer new ways to approach treatment. Some of these ideas are intuitive, such as outdoor therapy. Utilizing the instinctive human relationship to interact with natural outdoor environments […]

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Supporting Academic Success for Struggling Students


When students have mental health or substance abuse issues, they likely also struggle in school. Those struggles are compounded when they enter treatment, as they can fall even further behind academically. As someone who is supporting their mental health, how […]

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Be Proactive and Know the Signs


Mental health never takes a day off. It doesn’t matter if things seem to be going well or if the world feels like it’s crashing down on you. There’s always something you can do to help promote your child’s mental […]

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Writing and Staying Creative During Recovery


Drug addiction and alcoholism take an emotional toll on their sufferers. Recovering from a substance abuse problem requires an addict to confront and to open up about his emotions and feelings he experienced while he was addicted. However, many recovering […]

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The Long Term Legal Consequences of Substance Abuse


Studies have shown that a teen’s brain is not sufficiently developed to allow him to fully appreciate the consequences of actions he may take. Nowhere is this more critical than in a teen’s decision to use drugs or alcohol. A […]

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What to Do After a Relapse


Relapses are preventable, but one or more relapses by an individual who is recovering from drug or alcohol addiction are not uncommon. The keys to managing and getting past a relapse are to understand that a relapse is not the […]

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Setting Healthy Boundaries After Addiction


Addiction recovery therapists and families of addicts face contradicting challenges of remaining sufficiently flexible to respond to a substance abuser’s urges and emotional swings while simultaneously maintaining a sense of resolve not to give in to his attempts to manipulate […]

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Most people are familiar with the stereotype of the teen or adolescent who physically lashes out against his family or friends out of frustration or anger. These episodes are frequently linked to a younger person’s inability to coordinate his emotions […]

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Recovering addicts and alcoholics are often overwhelmed by the thought that they are embarking on a path that will keep them away from drugs and alcohol for the remainder of their lives. That span may be too much for an […]

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The Promise of Sobriety


A substance abuser will fool himself into thinking that drugs or alcohol hold a better promise of making him feel good and of burying life’s stresses and struggles than any sense of sobriety can provide. Even in recovery, an alcoholic […]

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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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