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Animal-Assisted Addiction Therapy

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: December 23, 2015Updated: March 3, 2022The internet is overrun with animal videos and cute animal memes: evidence of our love for animal antics. Now, therapists are using the human affinity for animals as a treatment pathway for mental and physical conditions, including addiction—and the results…

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Think Twice Before Lighting Up During Rehab

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 12, 2015Updated: March 3, 2022For young people working their way through addiction treatment, a smoking habit may seem like the “lesser of evils.” Not so. In addition to cancer and disease risk associated with cigarettes, a recent study now shows that smoking actually increases…

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Pill Popping & Prescription Drug Abuse

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 26, 2015Updated: June 28, 2019The statistics are staggering. At just five percent of the world’s population, the U.S. consumed 75% of the world’s prescription drugs in 2010. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 54.2% of people taking prescription drugs got them from…

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Do You Have An Adderall Addiction?

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: July 10, 2015Updated: October 11, 2021Adderall is a prescription drug that brings proven benefits to those suffering from narcolepsy and attention disorders like ADD and ADHD. It has long been a “study drug” of choice for healthy high school and college students seeking higher GPAs,…

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What Effects Do Designer Drugs Have On The Brain?

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: March 10, 2015Updated: May 7, 2021Capable mental health therapists assisting substance-addicted young adults get back to full physical and spiritual health will know of the importance of keeping up to date with the latest knowledge about drugs and their effects. The situation is no different…

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What The Young Adult Needs To Know About Comorbidity

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 3, 2015Updated: May 7, 2021A great many of those who are admitted to a young adult rehab program present with more than one disorder or illness, a phenomenon known as comorbidity. Any given young adult may have both emotional and substance use issues simultaneously,…

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Red Oak Recovery Is Excited To Announce The Addition of Lynn Wadsworth, MS, LPC, LCAS, To The Team As Family Therapist

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: December 8, 2014Updated: June 20, 2018Lynn Wadsworth, MS, LPC, LCAS, holds a Master’s degree in mental health counseling from Western Carolina University and is a licensed professional counselor and a licensed clinical addictions specialist.  She has over 20 years of experience working with adolescents, young…

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Red Oak Recovery Expands Expressive Arts Therapy Program

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: December 1, 2014Updated: March 5, 2021Red Oak Recovery has expanded their expressive arts therapy program as an additional means to reach their clients through experiential education.  Expressive arts allow for multiples avenues of creative expression, imagination, active participation, and mind-body connection where clients can take…

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The Statistics Pointing To The Need For The Right Experiential Therapy Program

Added By Red Oak RecoveryRed Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: November 27, 2014Updated: October 8, 2021If one ever needed statistical affirmation of how necessary the most appropriate drug and alcohol substance use treatment program remains, they would only need to consider the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) conducted by the Substance…