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3 Reasons Teens Commit Suicide

When a teenager commits the awful act of suicide, the first question people want to know is why they took their own life in the first place. Committing suicide during the teenage years becomes a devastating loss since a teen has their whole life to live. Discerning what happened to an emotional and hormonal teen…

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How Being Called “Fat” Affects Your Teenagers

Whether your teenager is a male or a female, many teenagers battle body image due to the judgmental opinions that other classmates, friends, or social media may offer them without any regard to their feelings. The teenage years are heavily influenced by what others think, which can carry into their adult lives. It isn’t easy…

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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…

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Should My Teen Be in a Virtual IOP?

Finding the best possible treatment for your teen can be a challenge. If you or your teen are apprehensive about attending a treatment facility in person, then a virtual intensive outpatient program (IOP) could be a good fit. A virtual IOP allows teens to attend school while receiving the treatment they need in the comfort…

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7 Benefits of Virtual IOP for Teens

There are many ways to receive the support you need if your teen is battling a substance use disorder. If the most flexibility is what you need, then a virtual intensive outpatient program (IOP) could be the perfect fit for your teen. Just like many other healthcare providers and doctors’ offices have recently done, drug…

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3 Common Questions Surrounding Telehealth Treatment for Teens

Your teen can get the help they need to battle their struggle with a substance use disorder, and they can do it in a way that works with their everyday schedule and obligations. More and more health providers are offering telehealth treatment options to meet the needs of more teens and their families. At Stonewater,…

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How Can an Adolescent Online IOP Help My Loved One?

If you’re wondering how to help a young man you care about get the help they need right now, Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center can help. An adolescent online intensive outpatient program may be the answer for you and your loved one. Virtual IOPs are the latest treatment option designed to meet the needs of more…

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How Does Virtual IOP Work?

Don’t let public health concerns or scheduling issues be a barrier to your teen getting the treatment they need for a substance use disorder. Studies show that only ten percent of adolescents who need substance use treatment will find it. Unfortunately, living in a pandemic makes this percentage even less. A virtual intensive outpatient program…

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How Does Mindfulness Change the Brain for Addicted Adolescents?

Anxiety and addiction are conditions that commonly occur together. Unfortunately, when a teen begins using drugs or alcohol to cope with anxiety, it can have lasting impacts. In such cases, a dual diagnosis treatment center is necessary. At Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center, we strive to provide treatment for both anxiety and addiction using the practice…

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Three Overlooked Signs of Depression in Teenagers and Adolescents

Teenagers and adolescents go through ever-evolving shifts in their attitudes, interests, and personality. It can be hard for parents to tell what could be a sign of mental illness, like depression, or what is just a symptom of youth. However, the symptoms of depression can have a drastic impact on your teen’s life. Depression can…