depression and addiction

What Does Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Depression and Addiction Look Like?

It’s common for those with a depressive order to struggle with substance abuse issues. Depression can lead many to attempt to distract themselves or mask the problem with drugs or alcohol, which may help them momentarily, but ultimately causes the depression to worsen. A dual diagnosis treatment program is often necessary to address these co-occurring…

bipolar disorder and substance use

Treatment for Bipolar Disorder and Substance Use

Bipolar disorder, previously referred to as manic depression, is a mental disorder characterized by sudden and intense shifts in mood, behavior, and energy levels. Unfortunately, the condition poses a risk to your son’s physical and emotional well-being. Teens with bipolar disorder are more likely to have relationship problems, experience economic instability, suffer from accidental injuries,…

mental health awareness month

Mental Health Awareness Month

Research indicates that approximately 10-20% of adolescents globally experience mental health conditions. Unfortunately, not all of those affected will seek treatment in a family recovery support program. Discrimination and negative stigmas attached to mental illness are the main factors that prevent people from seeking treatment. Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center is committed to helping reduce these…