Treatment Center Setting
Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center Philosophy
Stonewater is a comprehensive substance use disorder treatment center, addressing adolescents, ages 12 to 17, needs across a continuum of care. From fully supervised Withdrawal Management all the way to Outpatient Services, our customized adolescent care is built on the latest scientific research and proven techniques to increase the likelihood of successful outcomes. Our founders have been there, where you are now, and understand that your child is an individual who needs an individualized recovery program which provides safety, privacy, security, and success.
Areas of Specialization
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety, and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.
Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
Most adolescents frequently using drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional discomfort as their bodies react to withdrawal from the addictive substance. It is important to professionally supervise this period of withdrawal (ranging from a few days to a week) so that the adolescent's life is not further endangered and he/she can stop using the substances in a healthy, monitored environment.
We specialize in customized treatment based on each adolescent's unique needs, experiences and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug used, religious beliefs, family environment and personal trauma. No adolescent is the same, so each treatment program should reflect his or her individual needs.
Meet the Staff
Mark Stovall, CAT, CMHT, M. ED.
Mark is a Certified Addictions Therapist and Certified Mental Health Therapist. Over Mark’s many years of service in the industry, he has worked as the State of Mississippi Adolescent Services Coordinator, Clinical Services Coordinator, Director of the Division of Treatment Services and The Director of the Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services, where he was the SSA for Mississippi. Mark has also served as the Director of Adolescent Residential Services for Region One Mental Health and as the Director of the Cleveland Crisis Intervention Center. Mark has represented Mississippi in the field of addictions in roles such as the National Treatment Network representative for Mississippi with the National Association of State Alcohol & Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD). Mark also served as the Director of the sixth annual Mississippi School for Addiction Professionals and worked extensively in the development of recovery support services for Mississippi Department of Mental Health.
Dr. Gary D. Carr, M.D., FAAFP, FASAM, Diplomate ABAM
Dr. Carr has been involved with Physician Health for over 20 years developing the Mississippi Professionals Health Program (MPHP) and serving as Medical Director from 1998 – 2009 and then as Medical Director of the Professionals Health Network and the Washington State Physician Health Program. He has served as Medical Director of the Oaks at LaPaloma in Memphis, TN. Currently, he is an addiction consultant for several Addiction treatment organizations. Dr. Carr speaks nationally and internationally on issues of addictive illness and professional’s health. He has addressed such groups as the Southern Medical Association, the Citizens Advocacy Committee in Washington, D.C., the American Society of Addictive Medicine, the Federation of State Physician Health Programs, the Federation of State Medical Boards, the International Society of Addiction Medicine in Reykjavik, Iceland, and the AMA/BMA/CMA International Conference on Physician Health in London, England. Dr. Carr is a member of the state and national chapters of both the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Society of Addiction Medicine as well as a member of the American Medical Association. Dr. Carr worked with the Federation of State Physician Health Programs to develop guidelines for the 46 member states. He is chair of the ASAM Physician Health Committee and was one of the principle authors of the ASAM Physician Health Public Policies adopted in April 2011. Dr. Carr is a past President of the Federation of State Physician Health Programs.
Rod Farrar, LPC, EMDR Certified, CADC-II
Rod is a leading regional trainer for addiction treatment professionals instructing courses in Pharmacology, Counseling Skills, Theory, Process and General Psychology. Rod began his work in chemical dependency in 1995 and has worked in residential and outpatient levels as well as clinical and management roles. He has spoken in the US and internationally on EMDR treatment and was a featured keynote speaker at the 2013 Australia Association of Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Conference presenting “The Use of EMDR in the Treatment of Addiction”. In addition to training, Rod is a Board Qualified Supervisor for the Mississippi LPC Board and a Certified Clinical Supervisor for the Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals (MAAP). He is licensed as a Professional Counselor, Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor and a Certified EMDR Therapist. In 2001, Rod was awarded the Katherine Turcotte Addiction Professional of the Year by the Mississippi Association of Addiction Professionals and the 2011 MAAP Substance Abuse Professional of the Year.
Before founding Stonewater, Bryan Fikes specialized in fiduciary consulting and investment advisory services for Hardy Reed Fiduciary Consulting Firm. A graduate of the University of Mississippi, Bryan earned his BA degree in accounting from the Patterson School of Accountancy. At the age of 16, Bryan acknowledged his substance addiction, recognized the need for treatment and, during 14 months of a diverse recovery program, experienced firsthand the challenges an adolescent faces when learning to overcome addiction. With this experience came the passion for helping other young men identify their addiction and to provide a place where they, with their families, can receive a comprehensive and individualized treatment program to achieve lifelong recovery.
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ABOUT STONEWATER ADOLESCENT ADDICTION RECOVERY CENTER
Located in Oxford, Miss., situated on 62 acres of scenic, rolling hills, Stonewater Adolescent Addiction Recovery Center provides a full continuum of treatment programming for adolescent males struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health disorders. The facility provides a residential program, a partial hospitalization program (PHP), and an intensive outpatient program (IOP). If necessary, the facility also provides detoxification and withdrawal management services.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Before beginning treatment, clients participate in an initial assessment to help clinicians develop an individualized treatment plan. If withdrawal management is necessary, the facility may utilize medication-assisted treatment to ensure a comfortable and safe detoxification process. Stonewater’s programming blends a range of evidence-based treatment methods with experiential therapies and a private academic curriculum. While clinical treatment helps to identify factors that may lead to addictive behavior, experiential therapies are designed to promote healthy lifestyle changes.
Residential treatment requires a 30-day minimum commitment, although treatment can be extended to 60 or 90 days. During residential treatment, clients meet with a primary therapist for individual counseling, as well as attend group counseling sessions. In addition, residents participate in meditation and mindfulness practices and physical fitness training. Residents receive 24-hour supervision and are subject to regular drug screenings. Family members are encouraged to participate in family counseling sessions and attend group activity days as specified.
Experiential therapies play a large role in Stonewater’s treatment approach. Through the facility’s Adventure and Nature Therapy, clients participate in a range of activities, including ropes course challenges, rock climbing, equine therapy, and gardening. Residents also participate in art therapy sessions, which may include painting and clay sculpting, to promote free expression and reduce stress. In addition, Stonewater incorporates Christian principles and practices into programming, and clients may receive spiritual counseling and attend Bible study sessions.
To help clients stay current with academics, Stonewater provides an online-based curriculum accredited by the the University of Mississippi High School, and classroom credits are transferable. The private school integrates level-appropriate classroom instruction with recovery skills training and motivational reinforcement. Coursework is supplemented and supervised by a qualified teacher.
Once a client completes residential treatment, Stonewater encourages clients to “step-down” through its continuum of care. The facility’s intensive outpatient program (IOP) involves a minimum of nine hours (three sessions) of weekly programming. Offering treatment while a client resides at home, IOP includes individual, group, and family counseling, educational workshops, and experiential therapies. IOP lasts up to 15 weeks.
Stonewater employs a multidisciplinary team comprised of a physician experienced in addiction medicine, master’s-level substance abuse counselors and mental health therapists, qualified teachers, experiential therapy specialists, an on-site chef, and a support staff.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Set on a 62-acre campus, the residential facility is a custom-built stone lodge overlooking a lake. According to the facility’s website, the residential facility is designed to provide “a safe and protective environment removed from the pressures of the outside world.” The campus features hiking trails, a ropes course, a state-of-the-art gym, and a vegetable garden. Clients enjoy three nutritious meals daily that utilize local ingredients and produce.
Rehabs.com has not yet received any reviews from this facility’s alumni, affiliated friends or family members, or staff. Reviews from secondary sources, although limited as well, revealed one glowing review of the facility. On the facility’s Facebook page, which Stonewater can manage, one reviewer awarded the facility a perfect five-star rating. “An incredible place to help restore families through exceptional treatment!” Karen, a loved one, wrote.
According to the facility’s website, Stonewater Adolescent Addiction Recovery Center accepts most major insurance plans. The facility also offers financing options to accommodate any out-of-pocket costs.
Published April 2017
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