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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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All About Telehealth Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Teens

If you’re wondering how to help your teen who is struggling with a substance use disorder, then a telehealth intensive outpatient program (IOP) designed specifically for teens may be the answer. Telehealth options have become more commonplace as a flexible treatment solution for those who may have trouble attending a program in person. A virtual…

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Bryan Fikes on the Landmark Recovery Podcast

If you learn that your kid needs an adolescent recovery center, it can feel like it’s the end of the world. Bryan Fikes, our CEO and one of the founders of Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center, recognized this idea and discussed it on a recent episode of Landmark Recovery Radio. During this episode, he recounted his…

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What Is an Adolescent Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program?

Is your child struggling to maintain balance in his life because of their mental health or substance use disorder? If so, then the flexibility of a virtual intensive outpatient program could be what helps him find his balance. A virtual IOP is an even more flexible option to receive treatment, especially during a public health…

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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…