About Our Dual Diagnosis Outcome Study
Red Oak Recovery (ROR) is comprised of highly skilled, dedicated and caring addiction, trauma, and mental health professionals focused on providing a safe and healing environment for young adults and their families to begin the recovery process. Through the integration of experiential and clinical modalities, Red Oak Recovery engages our clients in the process of discovering healthy alternatives to their limiting beliefs and self-destructive behaviors. ROR also is committed to the rigorous evaluation of therapeutic programming. Thus, in cooperation with the Center for Research, Assessment, and Treatment Efficacy (CReATE; Asheville, NC) and the Arkansas Interdisciplinary Sciences Laboratory (ArKIDS; University of Arkansas), ROR is collaborating on a rigorous and comprehensive dual diagnosis outcome study, investigating the effectiveness of adventure programming for young adults with substance use disorders. Using state-of-the-art assessment, sampling, and retention techniques, the research team began enrolling consenting men and women in the outcome study in 2015. 256 young adults have participated; data collection will continue indefinitely, as ROR strives to advance the empirical understanding of how clients respond to therapeutic interventions and what factors influence their recovery over time.