A man talks to his therapist about how to get the most out of family therapy

How to Get the Most Out of Family Therapy

The United States government defines addiction as a chronic disease identified by seeking drugs and using them. The use is compulsive, or difficult to control, despite its devastating results. According to SAMHSA, over 164 million people used an illicit substance within the month of the study in 2018. Many of those people do not get treatment…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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…