Trauma is inherently complex, affecting people at any time for a variety of reasons. Trauma causes changes in behavior and thinking in people, including your son. Your son will suffer in the long term without attending a boys’ trauma treatment program. If your son’s trauma causes post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), then this suffering is even more acute. PTSD symptoms disrupt his life and are likely to lead him towards substance use if left untreated, requiring teen dual diagnosis treatment for full recovery.

Boys’ trauma treatment helps your son understand how and why trauma affects them. Understanding is the first step in the healing process. Help your son feel safe again by sending him to Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center’s boys’ trauma treatment program.

What Necessitates Boys’ Trauma Treatment?

What causes trauma that ends up requiring boys’ trauma treatment? PTSD forms when someone goes through trauma. Traumatic events for adolescents can involve assault, bullying, illness, the death of a loved one, or even natural disasters. PTSD inflicts an array of symptoms that make life difficult for your son. As a result, your son shows a range of behaviors that seem out of character.

In young boys, the most common causes of trauma, and therefore PTSD, include:

  • School violence
  • Sexual abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Neglect
  • Natural disasters

PTSD causes pain and anguish for those who suffer from it. Without boys’ trauma treatment at our boys’ trauma treatment program, your son may never return to being upbeat and socially engaged.


How do you know whether or not your son needs a boys’ trauma treatment program? Just as the causes of trauma vary from person to person, so too do the symptoms of PTSD. Look into boys’ trauma treatment if your son exhibits the following:

  • Fear. Many boys with trauma live in constant fear of another event occurring.
  • Anxiety. Many boys feel worry and anxiety that prevents them from living a healthy life.
  • Anger. After the traumatic incident, boys might be more prone to anger and aggression.
  • Depression. While some boys feel overwhelming emotions, others might feel emotionally numb.
  • Aberrant sleep patterns. Nightmares are frequent after the traumatic event. Some boys also try to stay awake to avoid these nightmares. Trauma, therefore, leads to exhaustion in the day, and a greater desire to sleep.


Many boys who have PTSD choose to “self-medicate” with drugs and alcohol. Substance use and mental illness form a vicious cycle, known as dual diagnosis. The National Alliance on Mental Illness reports that around 7.9 million Americans struggle with a dual diagnosis.

Dual diagnosis, also called co-occurring disorders, means your son has both a mental illness and a substance use disorder. In many cases, one causes the other, starting a vicious feedback loop. When considering a boys’ trauma treatment program, ensure that the facility offers dual diagnosis treatment.

Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center’s boys’ trauma treatment includes dual diagnosis treatment. We handle both their traumas and the substance use disorders they’ve developed to overcome said traumas. Stonewater offers dual diagnosis substance use treatment for:

No matter the substance, Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center treats both the substance use disorder and trauma at our boys’ trauma treatment program. If your son has a substance use problem, then their boys’ trauma treatment won’t be complete without teen mental health treatment as part of a comprehensive dual diagnosis treatment plan.


What therapies do professionals offer in a boys’ trauma treatment program? Boys’ trauma treatment program specialists work with boys to determine their treatment needs. Your son has a primary role in shaping his individual plan for treatment. The therapies we offer at Stonewater include:

If you want to help your son overcome their trauma, don’t delay. Sign them up for a boys’ trauma treatment program today. For boys’ trauma treatment, contact Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center online or call us at 662.373.2828.