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5 Signs of Amphetamine Addiction in Teens

Doctors commonly prescribe amphetamines to treat narcolepsy and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), especially for teens. However, like any drug, these prescription drugs can be abused when people become dependent on them to function. While people may think they are in control and don’t have a problem, the misuse of prescription drugs, like amphetamines can quickly spiral…

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Does Vaping Cause Secondhand Smoke?

If you’re wondering if vaping can become dangerous, the answer, unfortunately, is yes. It’s cleverly packaged to appeal to adolescents with fruity flavors and easy accessibility. While vaping doesn’t produce smoke, it’s still nicotine-based, and it’s still bad for you. The vapors produced by e-cigarettes – or vaping pens as they are known are harmful…

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4 Benefits of Dual Diagnosis Treatment

At Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center, we are proud to help adolescent boys overcome a dual diagnosis. Mental health issues and substance abuse go hand in hand for many teens and are best addressed concurrently. Creating the right environment for teens to receive treatment and go through recovery is critical. Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center offers a…

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Why Choose a Remote Intensive Outpatient Program?

If the idea of going into a treatment facility to receive care for a substance use or mental health disorder is still uncomfortable following the COVID-19 pandemic, there are flexible options available. For years, intensive outpatient programs, or IOPs, have offered a flexible way to receive treatment that works around your schedule without having to…

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Going Virtual: How Online IOP Can Save a Life

Care providers recognize the challenges that our world has had to face in recent history and the effect it has had on our youth. The rates of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and even suicide are much higher than they were in the past. Teens who desperately need treatment for mental health or substance use disorders…