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Adolescents struggling with substance use or mental health challenges are not broken — and they deserve a future that’s beyond better. Our adolescent treatment program in Orange County helps young boys and girls achieve healing that transforms and sustains entire families.

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How Dopamine Affects the Relapse Trigger
Dopamine is one of several neurotransmitters that are produced in your brain and nervous system to respond to and...
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What to Share at Recovery Support Meetings
Most recovery groups adhere to the same general guidelines. Primarily, these group meetings are open and welcoming. Not...
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Relationships in Early Recovery
Recovering from drug addiction or alcoholism and achieving genuine sobriety involves far more than just staying away...
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What’s Included in the Extended Care program at Sustain Recovery?
Extended care services provide a critical buffer between the initial stay at a residential inpatient treatment facility...
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Importance of Healthy Eating for Recovery
High-octane fuels can clean the junk out of your car’s engine and help make your car run better. Likewise, a healthy...
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5 Reminders to Keep You Sober
First, remind yourself that relapse happens, but it doesn’t have to. Relapse is a process, just like recovery. It is...
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Repairing Reputation and Credibility through Recovery
Young adults and adolescents today face enormous pressures of perfectionism. Social norms and cultural expectations are...
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Four Characteristics of a Good Sponsor
When Alcoholics Anonymous was formed by Bill Wilson and his friend Dr. Bob, there were few attendees. In the 1930’s,...
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Gaining Emotional Stability in Early Recovery
Drug addiction and alcoholism create an intense physical connection to the abused substances. That physical connection...
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Love is the Central Ingredient of Recovery
Drug addiction and alcoholism are diseases of selfishness and self-centeredness. Overcome by the mental and physical...
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