About Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center
Stonewater is a comprehensive dual-diagnosis treatment center, addressing adolescents, ages 12 to 17, needing residential treatment. From fully supervised Withdrawal Management to 60--90 days of residential mental health and substance use treatment, 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 that provides safety, privacy, security, and success all in a homelike 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.
Patient and 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.
- Individualized treatment programs for adolescents ages 12-17
- Private school offered
- 24/7 supervision and monitoring
Dr. Gary D. Carr, M.D., FAAFP, FASAM, Diplomate ABAMMedical Director
Dr. Gary Carr is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, School of Medicine and trained in Family Medicine at the Anniston Family Practice Residency Program in Anniston, Alabama. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He is both a Registered Interventionist and a Medical Review Officer. Dr. Carr has been involved with physician health for over 20 years developing the Mississippi Professionals Health Program (MPHP), serving as Medical Director there from 1998 – 2009 and then as Medical Director of the Professionals Health Network and Washington State Physician Health Program. He has also served as Medical Director of The Oaks at La Paloma in Memphis, Tennessee. Currently, he is an addiction consultant for several addiction treatment organizations. Dr. Carr speaks nationally and internationally on issues of addictive illness and professionals' health. He has addressed groups such 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 (ASAM) and a member of the American Medical Association. Dr. Carr also 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.Show Bio
Brian M. Wind, PhDDirector of Clinical Strategy
Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Dr. Wind earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Virginia, Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Middle Tennessee State University and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University in Palo Alto, California. Additionally, Dr. Wind completed post-doctoral training in the fields of Sleep Disorders and Behavioral Medicine and served as the Director of Clinical Sleep Medicine at a large interdisciplinary sleep disorders practice. Dr. Wind holds a board certification in Behavioral Sleep Medicine from the American Board of Sleep Medicine and is a contracted speaker in the neuroscience/insomnia division of Merck and Company Pharmaceuticals. Since the beginning of his career, Dr. Wind has also specialized in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of addiction. In 2014, Dr. Wind launched NOVOS Behavioral Health Solutions, LLC, a clinical consulting company with an emphasis on the treatment of addiction and the three “pillars of health” – sleep, nutrition and exercise. In this position, Dr. Wind served as a clinical consultant with multiple healthcare facilities and developed innovative healthcare-related software applications. In line with this approach, Dr. Wind has served as co-chair of the American Psychological Association’s Advisory Committee on Colleague Assistance with an emphasis on furthering the national movement of professional wellness. He currently holds the position of Executive Director of the Tennessee Colleague Assistance Foundation, Tennessee’s state-contracted peer support program for mental healthcare providers, in addition to serving as an adjunct faculty member in Vanderbilt University’s Department of Psychology. Dr. Wind is also Chief of Clinical Operations for JourneyPure. Dr. Wind is passionate about helping others pursue recovery and committed to incorporating innovations in wellness and technology to effectively reach adolescents in treatment. In his spare time, Dr. Wind enjoys spending time with his son, playing golf, reading, music and traveling. “We make a living out of what we get, but we make a life out of what we give.” – Winston ChurchillShow Bio
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ABOUT STONEWATER ADOLESCENT RECOVERY CENTER
Located in Oxford, Miss., situated on 62 acres of scenic, rolling hills, Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center provides a full continuum of treatment programming for adolescent males seeking treatment for chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health disorders. The facility is one of the 26 (29.2 percent) treatment facilities in Mississippi that have programs designed specifically for adolescents.
The facility also provides a residential program and an intensive outpatient program (IOP). If necessary, the facility also provides detoxification and withdrawal management services. Stonewater Adolescent Addiction Recovery Center is a part of the 18 percent of private, for-profit facilities in Mississippi.
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 (MAT) 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 making it one of the 22 (24.7 percent) long-term treatment facilities in Mississippi.
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 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, masters-level substance abuse counselors and mental health therapists, qualified teachers, experiential therapy specialists, an on-site chef, and a support staff. It is a part of the 15.7 percent of facilities in Mississippi accredited by the Joint Commission.
The 12 individuals surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the staff's level of training and experience positive feedback.
Staff Experience and Training: 4.8/5
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center's website notes the center is 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. To date, the 12 individuals polled on the matter by Rehabs.com praised the facility's cleanliness and amenities.
Exercise and Leisure: 4.8/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Of the three alumni who provided feedback about Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center, two reviews were positive and one was negative. The negative reviewer wrote simply: “Not good stuff.” However, in one of the positive reviews, K.L.T. wrote: “ I am grateful to a staff for his willingness to want to help change lives and for always being there to listen and to help me work on the deeper problems that I had.”
On Facebook, where the facility may manage its own pages, Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center earned an average rating of five out of five stars from 17 reviews to date. Reviewers described the facility as a “family based recovery center” with “highly professional and caring staff.” On Google, the facility has an average rating of four out of five stars from four reviews.
WHAT FAMILY & FRIENDS SAY
The four loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date provided positive feedback, and they all gave five out of five stars when asked if they would recommend Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center, as well as praised the level of family participation and holistic approaches incorporated into programming.
Would Recommend: 5/5
Family Participation: 5/5
Holistic Offerings: 4.8/5
On Yelp, a single loved one gave a five out of five=-star review and noted how she was “overjoyed with the progress my son has made.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
The eight staff members reviewed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided positive feedback and indicated that they would recommend Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center. They also gave positive feedback for overall treatment, offering high average ratings for the variety of programming areas.
Family Participation: 4.9/5
Staff Experience and Training: 4.9/5
Holistic Offerings: 4.8/5
"The staff's passion for recovery is inspiring," a staff member wrote. "The work atmosphere is one of love, compassion and understanding. You are always encouraged to be a better you!"
Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center accepts most major insurance plans, which is accepted by 74.2 percent of Mississippi treatment facilities. The facility also offers financing options to accommodate any out-of-pocket costs. To date, the 12 individuals polled on the matter appreciated the facility's cost.
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KLTStonewater was the best thing my parents could have ever done for me. I am grateful to a staff for his willingness to want to help change lives and for always being there to listen and to help me work on the deeper problems that I had. Stonewater changed my life.
Jacksonnot good stuff
BettyA beautiful place to be to overcome addiction problems. The staff is awsome and gives your loved ones the best of care so they are able to have a sober life style. Thank all of you for giving me back my beautiful grandson. God bless.
EMSincere 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.
JSThe 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.
HRExcellent Nursing Staff.
MDFPersonalized 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 .
JAWClean, 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.
Danielfacility 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.
JMSSolid 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.
AmyThe 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
LTPositive 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.
TThe property is well maintained. The facility has a caring staff.
JBFThe 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.
RFExcellent staff and atmosphere
EFStonewater 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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