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Choosing an Individual Counseling Program in NC

From the late teens through the twenties, the period of young adulthood is a time filled with significant changes. Many young adults are moving out of the family home for the first time and taking on financial responsibilities and full-time employment. Life changes, whether good or bad, can provoke anxiety and stress. Individual counseling can…

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How to Deal With Grief and Addiction

The majority of Americans experience a major loss in any given year, with some experiencing complicated grief, a more intense form of grief that leaves them feeling hopeless and at high risk for substance use. Sadly, many of these people do not receive the grief counseling they so desperately need. At Red Oak Recovery, we…

Red Oak Recovery® Completes Sixth Year of Long-Term Dual Diagnosis Research Study

Red Oak Recovery® and The Willows at Red Oak Recovery® have completed their sixth year of partnership with the Center for Research, Assessment, and Treatment Efficacy (CReATE; Asheville, NC) and the Arkansas Interdisciplinary Sciences Laboratory (University of Arkansas) in collaboration on an all-inclusive dual diagnosis outcome study. This research study investigated the effectiveness of the…

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What Is Dual Diagnosis?

At Red Oak Recovery, we recognize that drug and alcohol addiction often co-occur with mental health conditions. In fact, research shows that millions of people suffer from both conditions simultaneously. If you’re battling addiction and mental health issues, then it is imperative to seek the best possible treatment. Several drug rehab programs help people overcome…

there is a link between addiction and depression

The Relationship Between Depression and Addiction

The link between depression and addiction is strong. Together, they create a vicious cycle that’s extremely difficult to break free from. Understanding the relationship between them shows us why co-occurring disorder treatment is so important in drug rehab programs. At Red Oak Recovery, we’re committed to helping young adult men overcome their depression and addiction.…

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Bipolar Disorder and Addiction Treatment

Bipolar disorder is a complex mental health disorder that involves intense mood swings between extreme highs and severe lows. Many people with this disorder struggle with symptoms daily if they don’t receive treatment. Sometimes, that leads to substance use as a way to control their symptoms. Yet, alcohol and drug addiction coupled with mental health…

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Understanding Social Anxiety Disorder in a Loved One

Feeling anxious about meeting a new person or speaking in front of others is not unusual or unhealthy. Yet, for some people, social interaction is complicated and, in some ways, debilitating. This condition, also known as social phobia, a person with a social anxiety disorder has an intense fear of judgment or rejection from other…