How to Get the Most Out of Family Therapy

Addiction is a disease that impacts the entire family – and the pain and confusion doesn’t just dissipate once a loved one enters rehab. Family therapy can help heal and strengthen the entire family bond and diminish the negative impact of substance abuse for all members. In fact, patients who include family therapy as part…

Making a Lasting Change: Are You Ready?

Over 30 years ago, a team of researchers identified motivation as a prime indicator of success in recovery. Their research is the basis for the Stages of Change model, which assesses an individual’s readiness to make a permanent life change. Identifying and Increasing Motivation In addiction therapy, the Stages of Change model has become an…

Is Your Family History A Guide To Treatment?

One size does not fit all when it comes to alcohol and addiction treatment. You are an individual, and the treatment model that works for you will be based on your unique characteristics and experiences. Addiction counselors and clinicians are learning; however, that a look into your family history can provide valuable clues to the…

What Needs To Be Understood About Drug Abuse And Addiction

If effective, sustained recovery from drug abuse is to be achieved, it will help the addicted young adult and their parents to develop a better understanding of the nature of addiction, including clearing up some persistent misconceptions. Many parents inquiring about the services of a young adult rehab in North Carolina may initially imagine their…

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

Lynn 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 adults and families and has received advanced training in the area of Internal Family Systems…

What Qualifications And Experience Should Substance Abuse Therapists Have?

When parents are seeking a substance abuse treatment program for the young adult in their life, there are certain requirements that they will have. They are likely to want to know more about the exact focus of the program – is its focus squarely short-term addiction intervention or does it take a more holistic approach…

Stages Of Effective Young Adult Addiction Treatment Intervention

As much as we want to help the young adult in our life to overcome their substance abuse issues, our eagerness to do so may merely result in us enabling their habit. One of the most important first stages of interventions for young adult addiction treatment can also be the most difficult: simply being yourself…

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…