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How Teen Boys Process Trauma

Trauma is one of the most misunderstood mental health conditions. When trauma occurs, it can severely impact how your teen's brain functions over time. Furthermore, early childhood trauma can create incredibly uncomfortable and dangerous mental health situations for many teens. If your teen is battling the effects of trauma, it's time to get them professional help. At Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center, we have a trauma treatment program that could help teens recover from mental health conditions and substance abuse due to childhood trauma. Reach out to our team today at 662.373.2828 and learn more about how a recovery treatment center can help.

What Causes Male Trauma

The path to seeking trauma treatment for your teen is not an easy one. Traumatic events for adolescents can involve assault, bullying, illness, the death of a loved one, or even natural disasters. As a result of these events, your teen can experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). An array of symptoms can come along with PTSD and make life even more difficult for your teen. A range of behaviors may develop that seem out of character and make him reclusive. Without treatment, he may never return to being upbeat and socially engaged. The most common causes of trauma and PTSD include:
  • Bullying or school violence
  • Physical, emotional, or sexual abuse
  • Neglect
  • Natural disasters
  • Pandemics
  • Personal illness or injury
  • Death of a loved one
If your teen has experienced one or several of these events, it may be time to consider seeking adolescent trauma treatment.

Identifying Teen Trauma

Trauma is hard to define. In general, it's an event or experience that creates a significant change in the way a person sees a person, place, or thing. It might be the result of witnessing or experiencing the trauma firsthand. It might be due to physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. For some, it is a situation that makes them fear their life or the life of someone they love. When trauma like this happens early in childhood, the brain tries to minimize the impact. A young mind tends to repress and hide these events. They often get buried so deep because they are too painful to address at the time. It's not necessarily a conscious choice but a psychological change that the brain decides to make. Because childhood trauma and addiction are often interconnected, Stonewater offers both mental health and substance abuse treatment. We can address both the trauma and the resulting addiction. You can rest easy knowing we will help your teen identify the best treatment program for them. Plus, you'll be an active part of their recovery process before, during, and after treatment.

Trauma Treatment at Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center

Many teen boys who have PTSD self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. Substance use and mental illness form a vicious cycle, known as dual diagnosis. When considering a boys' trauma treatment program, it's essential that a treatment facility offers dual diagnosis treatment, as we do at Stonewater. Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center offers dual diagnosis substance use treatment for: Don't hesitate to get your teen the treatment he needs for PTSD and substance use. Contact Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center today.

Contact Our Trauma Treatment Team Today

Whether you are a teen looking for help or a parent that knows their loved one needs support, the first step is the most difficult. All you have to do is to call Stonewater and ask for help. Our evidenced-based holistic treatment programs include:
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Experiential behavior therapy
  • Yoga therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
Call our team at 662.373.2828 today to learn more. Our dedicated professionals will walk you through how our treatment programs work and get your teen on the road to recovery.