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How Does Mindfulness Change the Brain for Addicted Adolescents?

Today, the reasons for anxiety are everywhere. Between an unexpected virus closing many states and countries across the world and stress from school and work, your teen is under an extreme amount of pressure. To deal with this mental health condition, many teens turn to substances, such as drugs or alcohol, which can lead to…

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EMDR Might Help Adolescents Process Depression Due to Life Changes

Today, depression is at an all-time high. According to the ADAA, the leading cause of disability in the United States is major depressive disorder, affecting more than 3.2 million teens. This statistic by itself may be troubling. However, when you couple that with the fact that depression often leads to other conditions, such as anxiety…

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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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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 substance use treatment can be extremely helpful for long-term recovery. If you need faith-based adolescent substance use treatment, contact Stonewater…

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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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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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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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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…