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Does Faith Make a Difference in Adolescent Substance Use Treatment? The Answer Is Yes!

If your teen is struggling with substance use, seeking treatment is essential. However, you may wonder if you should seek secular treatment or faith-based substance use treatment. Today’s recent research states that faith in adolescent addiction treatment can be extremely helpful for long-term recovery. If you need faith-based adolescent substance use treatment, contact Stonewater Adolescent…

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5 Suggestions for Parenting a Teenager When Substance Use Is at Risk

Parents are either the first to know or the last to know that their children have developed a substance abuse problem. Substance use in adolescents can develop quickly and take a strong hold. As parents, you have the opportunity to keep your child engaged in honesty and faith-based qualities emphasized by the family structure. Here…

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Children With Specific Character Traits at Higher Risk for Substance Use

Is your child particularly anxious? Are they particularly gloomy or impulsive? Do you often find them sensation seeking? If so, these characteristics could be cause for concern. According to recent research, these four character traits could indicate a future problem with substance use. Fortunately, there is help available. At Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center, we’re proud…

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Equine Therapy Reduces Children’s PTSD

Today’s teens are under more stress than ever before. Unfortunately, the sheer weight of this pressure has also led to an increase in substance use and mental health disorders, such as PTSD. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health disorder that occurs when a person has difficulty processing an emotionally disturbing event. Fortunately, there is…

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4 False Statements Parents Tell Themselves About Adolescent Substance Use

Substance use is a cunning, baffling, powerful, and insidious disease. Too often, the sentiments of adolescence can skew a parent’s perception of developing a chemical dependency. Unfortunately, substance use is a rising problem in teens and adolescents. If you or a loved one is telling yourselves false statements about adolescent substance use, it’s essential to…

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Dependent Personality Disorder and Substance Use in Children

Early signals of attachment styles in children can indicate if they will grow to be dependent or independent adolescents. Dependency in early adolescent stages can prove to be a detriment when peers begin experimenting with drugs and alcohol. If you’re seeing signs of a dependent personality disorder and substance use in your teen, it’s essential…

a little boy thinks about his sibling's substance use problem

How Do I Talk To My Other Children About Their Sibling’s Substance Use Problem?

To protect them or inform them? This is a challenge faced by all parents whose household has become victim to substance use. Stonewater emphasizes these suggestions for safely involving your other children in the discussion of drug and alcohol use. If you need help talking to your children about their sibling’s substance use problem, contact…

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4-Part Virtual Workshop Series Coming Soon

In this current crisis, it may feel like everything in your life is at a standstill. Many states around the country have implemented some form of “State of Emergency” practices. Some of these practices include shutting down restaurants, bars, and movie theaters, or stay at home orders. Unfortunately, for those struggling with substance use, mental…