PRESS RELEASE: New Program Director, Maureen MacConnell

RED OAK RECOVERY® APPOINTS MAUREEN MacCONNELL, MSN, PMHNP-BC, APRN, MA Clinical Psych, AS PROGRAM DIRECTOR of THE WILLOWS at RED OAK RECOVERY℠: A WOMEN’S HOLISTIC INTEGRATED RECOVERY PROGRAM MacCONNELL WILL SERVE AS PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF RED OAK RECOVERY’S EMERGING WOMEN’S PROGRAM – THE WILLOWS at RED OAK RECOVERY℠. Leicester, North Carolina, March 31, 2016: Maureen…

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The Therapeutic Benefits of Decluttering Your Space for Spring

“You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are full of yesterday’s junk.” – Louise Smith, Author Spring cleaning is more than a housecleaning ritual. For young adults recovering from drug and alcohol addiction, decluttering is a beneficial part of any sobriety program. During spring cleaning, you have a chance to purge toxic patterns…

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Music & Addiction: Neurological Benefits

Music has long been considered a natural anti-depressant, an emotional outlet, a creative stimulus, and a tension reducer. Many studies discuss the benefit of music on physical, mental, and emotional health, and this may be especially important for people in addiction recovery. “There is growing scientific evidence showing that the brain responds to music in…

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Cannabis Use & Alcohol Problems: New Study Finds Connection

As marijuana continues to find legal and social acceptance throughout the nation, researchers are trying to determine the potential public health consequences. A new study from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health has yielded evidence that there is a significant link between cannabis use and the development of alcohol use disorder (AUD). Cannabis Increases…

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Normal Activities Can Become Behavioral Addictions

Planning a trip to Las Vegas? You don’t expect to become addicted to gambling. Going shopping for a new dress? You aren’t planning to really “shop ‘til you drop.” Checking your Facebook page? If you are like most Americans, you look at your smartphone regularly for email and social media updates. All of these activities…

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Red Oak Recovery® Enlists Prominent Truama Expert for Intensive Staff Training and Certification

Trauma issues are often part of clients’ histories at Red Oak Recovery®, an innovative addiction treatment program for young adults struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues. For this reason, the entire clinical team and other key staff at Red Oak Recovery® recently underwent intensive trauma training with established trauma expert Judy Crane, LMHC,…

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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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