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…

bipolar disorder and substance use

Treatment for Bipolar Disorder and Substance Use

Bipolar disorder, previously referred to as manic depression, is a mental disorder characterized by sudden and intense shifts in mood, behavior, and energy levels. Unfortunately, the condition poses a risk to your son’s physical and emotional well-being. Teens with bipolar disorder are more likely to have relationship problems, experience economic instability, suffer from accidental injuries,…

boy's mental health

June is Men’s Health Month: Focusing on Development for Adolescent Boys

It’s time again for Men’s Health Month, an entire month out of the year dedicated to raising awareness about boy’s and men’s health and wellness. Encouraging a healthy lifestyle for all the men in our lives is always essential. However, June allows for a particular focus on the subject and offers extra support, especially to…

teens with learning challenges

5 Things To Keep in Mind for Teens Who Have Learning Challenges

At Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center, we recognize that teens face all kinds of challenges, especially when dealing with addiction and recovery. As part of our programs, our caring and professional staff will support you and your teen throughout the entire treatment and recovery process. This support can even include education assistance as your teen continues…

mental health awareness month

Mental Health Awareness Month

Research indicates that approximately 10-20% of adolescents globally experience mental health conditions. Unfortunately, not all of those affected will seek treatment in a family recovery support program. Discrimination and negative stigmas attached to mental illness are the main factors that prevent people from seeking treatment. Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center is committed to helping reduce these…

a teen boy struggles with adolescent mental health issues

3 Common Misconceptions About Adolescent Mental Health

Mental health discussions mostly target adults but leave out teens and kids, jeopardizing their treatment needs. Mental health disorders can affect anyone, regardless of age, sex, race, and community status. While misconceptions about mental health problems continue to spread, parents should ensure they monitor their kids for behavioral changes. If something is amiss, you should…