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Teens Put At Risk By Anti-Anxiety Medication Prescriptions

Anyone with a stake in young adult treatment in North Carolina will take an interest in new research suggesting that there is a greater likelihood of teens who have been prescribed anxiety or sleep medications abusing them later, than those who have never had such a prescription. Teens reported that they used these medications for…

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Improved Chances Of Employment For Women Who Receive Gender-Specific Substance Abuse Treatment

The importance of gender-specific substance abuse treatment programs is widely recognized within the young adult recovery community. Young women, certainly, stand to benefit from a program that is centered around their unique requirements in early recovery. Now, research has been conducted revealing that women receiving treatment in gender-specific programs are more likely to be employed…

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Welcome Declines In Teen Prescription Opioid Abuse, Cigarette And Alcohol Use

Good news for all across the young adult recovery community is the discovery of a decline since 2013 in teen cigarette and alcohol use, as well as the abuse of prescription pain relievers. Stability was also recorded in rates of marijuana use. These are the positive findings of the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA)…

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Genetic Research Shows Link Between Obesity And Smoking

For many of those counselors running an addiction program that takes a holistic approach to recovery, there’s no question of the importance of a suitably-tailored accompanying nutritional therapy program. Such beliefs are further affirmed by a recent study supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), buttressing the hypothesis of obesity and nicotine addiction…

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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…

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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…

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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…