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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…

a teen boy considers character traits for substance use

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…

a father wonders about parenting a teen at high risk for substance use

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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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…

a teen boy looks in a mirror and considers adolescent substance use

Adult Drug Abuse Indicated By Adolescent Substance Abuse, Memory, and Impulsivity

Recent research has indicated that when adolescent substance use goes unchecked, it can indicate adult drug use and abuse. As such, it is essential to seek out the best possible adolescent substance use treatment center. At Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center, we’re proud to offer exceptional substance use treatment for adolescent boys around the country. To…

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Adolescent Smartphone Use Disorder

Today, smartphones are ubiquitous around the country. More and more, teens are using smartphones to communicate with their friends, complete homework, and do other daily tasks. Unfortunately, adolescent smartphone use disorder is also becoming more and more common around the country. As such, if you see your teen struggling with a smartphone use disorder, it…

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The Opioid Crisis

When the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) made its 2017 declaration of an opioid public health emergency, it underscored the grim reality of the opioid crisis in Mississippi and across the country. States like Mississippi found themselves in the grips of a nightmare, with constant news reports of people overdosing or dying in…