Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center in Oxford, MS

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(4.9 of 5)
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38 CR 362
Oxford MS 38655

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.

Facility Highlights

Individualized treatment programs for adolescents ages 12-17

Private school offered

24/7 supervision and monitoring

Meet the Staff

Mark Stovall, CAT, CMHT, M. ED.

Executive Director

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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.

Rod Farrar, LPC, NCC, CADC-II, BQS, CCS, EMDR Certified

Clinical Director

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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.

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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.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

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.

REVIEWS

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.[1] “An incredible place to help restore families through exceptional treatment!” Karen, a loved one, wrote.

FINANCING

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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Published on May 2017

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Clean, wholistic, compassionate. This place is a wonderful facility for adolescent boys to find a safe haven from the vices and destruction that addiction brings.. it offers a way out for these boys and a hopeful new way of living in order to beat addiction upon their return home.

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Excellent Nursing Staff.

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Sincere desire to help adolescents in need, extremely secure with 24/7 monitoring, experienced clinical staff, desire to try new ideas to make treatment the best it can be. Working out kinks due to being a new facility.

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Personalized treatment, home environment , tranquil, family counseling , nurturing, great education and fitness. The staff understands addiction from being in recovery themselves or having a family member in recovery and the road it takes to get to the place to give back to the ones needing recovery .

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The staff's passion for recovery is inspiring. The work atmosphere is one of love, compassion and understanding. You are always encouraged to be a better you! Adolescent alcohol/substance use can be terrifying and stressful to a family. Stonewater offers a one of a kind treatment model that not only helps its patients, buts also helps the family heal as a whole. I am so blessed to get to witness the healing of so many lives.

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facility is clean and well maintained well trained, supportive staff. Stonewater is a wonderful place to work. We are a family who is passionate about helping those in need of recovery. We want our patients to learn how to become responsible, productive members of society. We want to help them find their God-given purpose and learn the skills necessary to choose disciplined, transformed lives. I have personally witnessed some of these positive changes in those participating in treatment at Stonewater. It is so refreshing to be a part of what takes place in the lives of the individuals we serve.

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Solid leadership; clinically trained staff; peaceful location. It's new and needs to develop a solid reputation. Stonewater has one of the best staff to patient ratios I've ever seen in the industry. Everyone is committed to working with adolescents. School is offered onsite. Health is also greatly encouraged. No fried chicken nuggets ever at this facility. It's well balanced nutrition.

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The setting is a home type setting which adolescents are more receptive to in treatment. There is a mixture of staff who are in recovery and those who have not personally dealt with addiction issues, so the perspectives of all staff make this a great place for adolescents. There is a lake, a weight room/gym, basketball, volleyball, equine roundpin (equine therapy in the near future to start), meals prepared by an executive chef which are decided upon by a registered dietitian, and the schedule is nicely put together. The boys have plenty of time for schoolwork, reading, leisure activities, and still maintain their program at Stonewater. It is a new facility so there are still changes being made to the employee schedule, policies, etc. but that is to be expected. Communication between staff needs to improve a great deal to help things flow easier from day to day. This is a great facility/program from what I know. The employees are truly dedicated to helping these boys get to a place in their life where the addiction is a memory rather than a struggle. The Nurses, Clinical Assistants, counselors/therapists, and everyone involved want the best for everyone who comes thru their doors. If we can positively affect the patient long term, then we have also positively affected the family and friends of that patient long term, and hopefully broken an unforgiving cycle of addiction

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The property is well maintained. The facility has a caring staff.

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Positive and friendly environment. If you are searching for a place for the adolescent in your family who is struggling with addiction, then this is the place to come.

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The facility is authentic; the staff understands first hand what the patient is going through. Each patient receives a customized level of care. The facility emphasizes the importance of the patient finding ways to become positively involved in activities and community which will help the patient to successfully pursue recovery. Stonewater was founded by a family that understands what young people are struggling with and how those things not only affect the young person but affect the entire family as well. Stonewater is passionate about helping adolescents and families find recovery.

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Excellent staff and atmosphere

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Stonewater is a beautiful, safe, home-like treatment center where the staff truly care about each patient as an individual. They are passionate about adolescents and helping them develop the tools for lifelong recovery, as opposed to just completing the 90 day treatment program. Residential program is male only, ages 12-17. Stonewater creates individualized treatment programs for each adolescent according to his/her specific needs and experiences. The clinical team with Masters-level therapists and 24/7 nursing staff help to ensure the safety and success of each patient. Stonewater takes private insurance and even has a financing option to help with deductibles or paying out of pocket if necessary.

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