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Can Virtual IOP Help My Mental Health?

The reality is that these are challenging times. The teens around the country had to adapt their lives in different ways, including how they sought the help of medical professionals. Luckily, doctors and therapists have adapted quickly to provide virtual options for treatment, which have quickly become the new norm for many people. Specifically for…

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How Does Virtual IOP Work?

Don’t let public health concerns or scheduling issues be a barrier to your teen getting the treatment they need for a substance use disorder. Studies show that only ten percent of adolescents who need substance use treatment will find it. Unfortunately, living in a pandemic makes this percentage even less. The team at Stonewater has…

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How Does Mindfulness Change the Brain for Addicted Adolescents?

Anxiety and addiction are conditions that commonly occur together. Unfortunately, when a teen begins using drugs or alcohol to cope with anxiety, it can have lasting impacts. In such cases, a dual diagnosis treatment center is necessary. At Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center, we strive to provide treatment for both anxiety and addiction using the practice…

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Three Overlooked Signs of Depression in Teenagers and Adolescents

Teenagers and adolescents go through ever-evolving shifts in their attitudes, interests, and personality. It can be hard for parents to tell what could be a sign of mental illness, like depression, or what is just a symptom of youth. However, the symptoms of depression can have a drastic impact on your teen’s life. Depression can…

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Talking Points About Addiction

When one of your children has an addiction, talking to your other children about their treatment can feel challenging. However, it doesn’t have to be. At our adolescent residential treatment program, we’re committed to providing treatment and support for the entire family. For information about talking to your children about their sibling’s addiction, contact Stonewater…

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4 Ways to Help Your Child Adjust to Family/Social Gatherings After Treatment

Family and friends can ask a lot of questions when they know that your adolescent loved one has struggled with addiction, gone to treatment, and come back home. Recovery is not something to be ashamed of but something everyone should take great pride in. Unfortunately, early interactions in the first few months of recovery can…

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Recognizing a Victim Mentality in Young Adults

Victim mentality is a problem that many young adults face—this is especially true of those who have struggled or are struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. The helpless feeling that victim mentality brings on is damaging to young adults, and a family recovery support therapy program could be the best option. Determining if…