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Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center

38 CR 362, Oxford, Mississippi, 38655
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.

Facility Highlights

  • Individualized treatment programs for adolescents ages 12-17
  • Private school offered
  • 24/7 supervision and monitoring


  • Individualized Treatment

    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.

Facility Settings

  • Lakeside

Meet the Staff

  • Dr. Gary D. Carr, M.D., FAAFP, FASAM, Diplomate ABAM
    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.
  • Brian M. Wind, PhD
    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 Churchill

Financial Details

  • Financing Available

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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.


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


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.

Cleanliness: 5/5
Exercise and Leisure: 4.8/5


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.[1] 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.[2]


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.”[3]


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.

Affordability: 4.6/5

[1] https://www.facebook.com/pg/StonewaterAdolescentRecoveryCenter/reviews/?ref=page_internal
[2] https://www.yelp.com/biz/stonewater-adolescent-recovery-center-oxford
[3] GoogleReviews

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