What Support Is Available for Parents and Families With Kids in Treatment?

Family work is a critical supplement to any recovery treatment program for adolescents and young adults. Parents of kids in treatment for addiction and other behavioral or mental health issues might need guidance for creating a supportive home for their kids. Many of us hope that getting the affected individual in treatment will be enough. […]


What Is Somatic Experiencing and Who Can Benefit From It?

Somatic experiencing is a therapeutic technique most often utilized for treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and other issues related to trauma. This approach was developed by Peter Levine and involves using physical activities to deal with mental pain. One of the key concepts driving somatic experiencing is that those who suffer from trauma store large amounts […]


What Is EMDR, and How Does it Help?

EMDR stands for “Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing” and is a treatment option for addiction, anxiety, and depression. EMDR is often utilized for treating trauma. EMDR can repair severed connections within the brain following a traumatic experience. This form of therapy can be a precursor to other treatment types, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and […]

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Being a Lifelong Member of the Bear Tribe

lthough you may have completed your treatment, you are still a member of the Bear Tribe. Others in recovery may look up to you as a role model for success. You might be surprised by who you may be an inspiration to! You might not realize who is looking up to you or following your […]

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How do Humans and Animals Relate to one Another?

“There is no greater gift of love than that of an animal choosing to share part of his soul’s journey here with you.” -Amy Miller, author and speaker Animal-assisted therapy can help teens in recovery from problematic behaviors or those in emotional distress. Pets and the domestication of animals have been a part of the […]