aftercare

Importance of an Aftercare Plan in Recovery

We all wish that a stay in a treatment facility would be as good as a cure. We would love to send our kids to be “fixed” following a long-term stay. Imagine if our kids could come back home, never use substances, feel depressed, punch holes in the wall, or engage in any other issues […]

learning from trauma

How Can I Learn From My Trauma?

When we go through a traumatic experience, we might struggle to make sense of the issue or find meaning from the event. Anyone who has gone through a traumatic experience, whether a life-threatening event or long-term exposure to stress, might have difficulty reconciling the trauma. Often, those with trauma in their past might ask, “why […]

after the pandemic

The Challenge of Returning to Life After Isolation

As more and more people become vaccinated against COVID-19 and restrictions over social activities lift, many feel excited, relieved, and eager to get back to the lives they had before the pandemic. However, returning to our pre-pandemic lives might present some challenges. Some of us might feel reluctant or anxious about getting back to normal. […]

therapy

Is Talk Therapy Enough to Treat Anxiety?

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health concerns among kids aged 3-17. Anxiety can manifest in many different mental health disorders, like specific phobias, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Anxiety can also accompany other issues, such as depression, addiction, and behavioral problems. While these concerns are important to […]

support in aftercare

The Value of Positive People and Support After Treatment

“Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” -Booker T. Washington, American Educator, Author, and Speaker When kids enter treatment programs for problematic behaviors, mental health concerns, or addiction, support is valuable for success after treatment. Often, during treatment, we think about fixing the person with the presenting issues. We might […]