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…

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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…

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4 Common Stigmas Surrounding Adolescent Mental Health

Research shows that many adolescents suffer from mental health problems, yet just a handful seek treatment. In most cases, they don’t seek the care and support they need due to the deeply ingrained stigma that surrounds mental health treatment. However, when they don’t get treatment, mental health disorders predispose teenagers to long-standing difficulties and can…

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How to Build Self-Confidence

One of the significant factors that cause problems for teen mental health is a lack of self-confidence. It can significantly affect how teenagers socialize with others and how they feel about themselves. Since confidence in teens can be very unstable, it is vital to manage it effectively. If peer pressure has led to mental health…

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Encourage Your Kids to Plug into Music, Not More Technology

When it comes to raising kids today, parents are quickly bombarded with the overwhelming amount of technology available. With social media and other forms of media being readily available, it can be hard to keep your teen on the right track. By encouraging your child to listen to music instead of sitting on their phones,…

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How Does Mindfulness Change the Brain for Addicted Adolescents?

Today, the reasons for anxiety are everywhere. Between an unexpected virus closing many states and countries across the world and stress from school and work, your teen is under an extreme amount of pressure. To deal with this mental health condition, many teens turn to substances, such as drugs or alcohol, which can lead to…

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EMDR Might Help Adolescents Process Depression Due to Life Changes

Today, depression is at an all-time high. According to the ADAA, the leading cause of disability in the United States is major depressive disorder, affecting more than 3.2 million teens. This statistic by itself may be troubling. However, when you couple that with the fact that depression often leads to other conditions, such as anxiety…