A young woman breathes in fresh air during therapeutic recreation

Therapeutic Recreation and Pain Relief

North Carolina is one of the many US states struggling with an opioid epidemic. Individuals in recovery may experience pain while working toward sobriety. Thankfully, rehabilitation facilities are beginning to use therapeutic recreation to combat pain. Understanding how it works may ease your addiction treatment apprehensions, especially if you regularly deal with chronic pain. What is…

Pill Popping & Prescription Drug Abuse

The 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 a friend or relative—not their physician. And 62% of teens surveyed said that they take…

Nutrition & Exercise In Recovery

By the time an individual enters an addiction treatment facility, their addictions have likely taken a toll on their overall health. A large percentage of addicts are malnourished, and haven’t been getting proper nutrition in their bodies for some time. Many alcoholics get a large portion of their daily caloric intake from alcohol, which contains…

CNN Documentary Draws Attention To Synthetic Drug Dangers

A recent CNN investigative documentary, Deadly High: How Synthetic Drugs Are Killing Kids, has drawn attention to the continued threat posed by synthetic drugs to the health, wellbeing and even lives of young Americans, despite some encouraging developments and figures as of late. These include a decline in human exposure to bath salts, with the…

How Adventure Therapy Can Help Young Adults Recover From Addiction

When you and your family are researching the appropriate substance addiction programs for your young adult, you may encounter references to adventure therapy and wonder what role it can play in assisting your loved one back to full health and well-being. Adventure therapy has been a prominent, distinct form of psychotherapy since the 1960s, with…

Red Oak Recovery®, One Of The Leading Addiction Rehab Centers In North Carolina

It can be an immense source of worry if there is a young adult in your life who is struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues. In such a circumstance, you may have started looking up addiction rehab centers in North Carolina, in the hope of finding one that uses research-supported clinical methodologies…

Press Release: Red Oak Recovery® Set To Open April 16, 2014

Substance Abuse Treatment program will target young adults’ “developmental sweet spot.” Leicester, North Carolina, March 31st, 2014:  Red Oak Recovery®, an adventure-based drug and alcohol treatment program located in the Smokey Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina will begin accepting clients on April 16th 2014. The program, founded by treatment industry veterans Jack Kline and Mark Oerther,…