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.