a girl struggling with teen forgetfulness

Forgetfulness in Teens

Every time you ask your teen to do chores or homework, they may conveniently respond with how they “just forgot” to carry out your instructions. As they exhibit these signs of forgetfulness, life can become especially chaotic with the disorganization which ensues. Teens often have many responsibilities to juggle with their school work, extracurricular activities,…

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…

dad and son discussing early prevention for substance abuse

Addiction in Adolescence Can be Overcome with Early Prevention

More than 2 million adolescents are using drugs and alcohol right now. Drug and alcohol use among adolescents in the United States has gone down considerably in recent years, but the problem persists. As drug epidemics continue to spread, more teens are learning about drugs and avenues to purchase illegal drugs. Through social media platforms…

dad and son having healthy disagreements

Four Styles of Fighting with Your Teenager and Which Is the Healthiest

When it comes to raising teenage boys, there’s no question that times can get difficult. Even parents who have the best relationships with their children tend to run into disagreements and fail to see eye to eye. However, there is a significant difference between having healthy disagreements with your teen and causing lasting emotional distress.…

boy sitting outside struggling with teen trauma

Teenage Trauma Cannot Be Ignored If We Want Healthy Adults

It’s easy to write off our teens’ experience as “drama”. Teens can be very dramatic. What we don’t often see as parents is that our teens’ “drama” can actually be “trauma,” causing deep suffering in their mental and spiritual health. Commonly, childhood and teenage trauma can quickly turn into substance use or other mental health…