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Red Oak Recovery® Expands Expressive Arts Therapy Program

Red 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 a closer look at their feelings, emotions, and thought processes. Red Oak Recovery® includes varies…

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

If one ever needed statistical affirmation of how necessary the most appropriate drug and alcohol substance abuse treatment program remains, they would only need to consider the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The most recently available statistics relating to American…

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Increasing Evidence Of Brain Harm From Marijuana Use

Although there are already many known ways in which marijuana harms the well-being and health of a young adult, new research – funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) – has indicated the potential detrimental effects on the brain of the drug’s heavy use. For the purposes of this study, heavy marijuana use…

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Driving After Marijuana Use More Prevalent Than Drunk Driving Among High School Seniors

One recent study highlighting the need for a young adult treatment center in 2014 to be as well-equipped to cater for marijuana-addicted young adults as for those with other substance abuse issues came from the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The 2011 survey found that almost 1 in 6…

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High Degree Of Compatibility Between Smoking Cessation And Recovery

It should certainly interest those seeking the best North Carolina treatment for their young adult loved one to read that according to a new study, it does not look likely that substance use recovery is adversely affected by smoking cessation. Indeed, recovery from substance use disorders, as well as from mood and anxiety (M/AD) disorders,…

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Benefits Of Acupuncture In The Recovery Process

At Red Oak Recovery®, we offer weekly acupuncture to our clients. Lying comfortably in a group setting, they relax to music and other sound therapy while receiving acupuncture treatments specifically designed to assist them in their recovery process. Acupuncture is a modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been practiced for over 2000 years, and…

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Use Of Marijuana Up, Other Drugs Down Among American Students

If there was any recent story that perfectly summed up the changing nature of drug use among America’s young adults – and the associated need for drug addiction programs in North Carolina like Red Oak Recovery® to adapt – it was surely the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) most recent annual Monitoring the Future…

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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…

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How The Right Nutritional Therapy Program Helps To Fight Substance Abuse

Nutritional therapy is nothing new, certainly in the context of wider health. It is founded on the scientific and philosophical notion that nutrition’s healing power can be used in a multitude of ways to cure common human ailments and has various applications. However, its emphasis on minimizing or eliminating the use of chemical medicines as…