mindfulness for addicted adolescents

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…

overlooked signs of depression

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…

victim mentality in young adults

Recognizing a Victim Mentality in Young Adults

Victim mentality is a problem that many young adults face—this is especially true of those who have struggled or are struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. The helpless feeling that victim mentality brings on is damaging to young adults, and a family recovery support therapy program could be the best option. Determining if…

adolescent anxiety

3 Tips for Helping Your Adolescent Through Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most prevalent problems in adolescents and teenagers in America today. Even after attending an adolescent treatment program like the ones offered at Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center, your child might still struggle to cope with anxiety. What can a parent do? At Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center, we’re committed to providing support…

emotional abuse affects your child

4 Ways Emotional Abuse Affects Your Child

Emotional abuse is a term that many people toss about carelessly. People often refer to negative emotional encounters as emotionally abusive, though this is not always an accurate definition. If your teen has been emotionally abused, they may struggle with mental health issues and substance abuse. Therefore, it may be necessary to find dual diagnosis…

mental health treatment

How to Make an Easy Transition Back from Lockdown

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone differently. Some became very sick, others lost loved ones, many lost their jobs, and many suffered from the effects of long-term isolation. Fortunately, there is now a light at the end of the tunnel, with vaccines available worldwide and lockdown restrictions being lifted. But many people wonder how to…

teen anxiety

Ways Parents Can Help to Reduce Their Children’s Anxiety

Young people today face a unique set of circumstances that are likely to inspire a lot of anxiety. A global pandemic, civil unrest, lockdowns, school closures, unemployed parents, and much more can be contributing to the development of mental health issues in your teen, including generalized anxiety disorder. While an anxiety treatment program may be…

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…