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3 Common Misconceptions About Adolescent Mental Health

Mental health discussions mostly target adults but leave out teens and kids, jeopardizing their treatment needs. Mental health disorders can affect anyone, regardless of age, sex, race, and community status. While misconceptions about mental health problems continue to spread, parents should ensure they monitor their kids for behavioral changes. If something is amiss, you should…

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How Does ADHD Impact My Son’s Ability to Learn?

An attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, also known as ADHD, is a psychological condition that often affects children. However, it can persist into adolescence and adulthood. Despite not being a learning disability, the state can make your son experience learning difficulties. For example, it is hard for your son to focus on what his tutor is saying when…

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4 Common Signs of ADHD

Years ago, many people considered attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (also known as ADHD) as a childhood condition that teens could overcome as they approached adulthood. On the contrary, multiple studies reveal that it is more than a childhood condition. It is a neurological health condition that lasts for a lifetime if an individual fails to receive timely…

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Does My Son Need an IEP?

Parents of children with special needs attending public schools need to understand the essence of an individualized educational program (IEP). It is crucial to ensure kids with special needs receive an education that meets their requirements. The program allows parents, custodians of children, and educators to develop a joint plan that promotes individualized learning. Stonewater…

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3 Major Learning Challenges of ADHD Students

At Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center, we focus on the treatment of adolescent boys. Our treatment programs include addiction recovery and mental health disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. Learn more about our dual diagnosis treatment program and dedicated programs for ADHD students with learning challenges by calling 662.373.2828 today. When Are Children…

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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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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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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…