recovery skills

Tips That Will Make the Best of Your Recovery Skills

After our kids leave active treatment, relapse can occur when we do not retain the skills necessary for continued growth and health in recovery. Often, while in treatment, many comply with the strategies and achieve their goals within a facility. Unfortunately, when those skills do not transfer back to the home environment or everyday life […]

focus in recovery

What Happens When You Shift Your Focus in Recovery

“Ne te quaesiveris extra.” [Do not search outside yourself.] ― Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance and Other Essays While many kids enter treatment facilities for help with their challenging behaviors, addiction, or other mental health issues, recovery can be a long process with benefits that are not readily apparent. Kids might be reluctant to enter treatment, […]

self-injury

Should I Hide My Self-Injury Scars?

Before treatment and beginning recovery, some of us might have used self-injury as a maladaptive coping skill. While we have learned to move beyond our past and found better ways of coping with stressors and powerful emotions, we might still have retained scars from our past. We might feel embarrassed when people notice these scars […]

Wolves

The Magic of the Wolf: Helping Kids Recover

Animal-assisted therapy can help kids in their recovery by teaching responsibility, empathy, connection, and giving back. During a stay at Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center of Estes Park, Colorado, kids can visit wolf-dogs at the Song of the Wolf Healing Center. While spending time with wolf-dogs, kids can foster a connection with these often misunderstood […]