Our Core Values: Service, Excellence, Integrity, Humility, Compassion

Vision Statement: To provide the highest quality trauma-focused comprehensive clinical care to the individuals and families we serve.

Mission Statement: We provide individualized, person-centered substance abuse, trauma, and co-occurring mental health treatment to adolescents, and their families. Utilizing a sophisticated multi-dimensional trauma-focused model that incorporates evidenced-based integrative clinical modalities, our team supports clients in creating the foundation for sustained recovery and a healthy relationship to self and others.

No matter how old your child may be, you never stop worrying about them. For many families, the teen years are when they begin to grant their children more freedoms. However, the teenage years tend to bring more stress as well, which can sometimes lead to trouble for them. If you have concerns about your teenager, it’s time to learn about Foothills at Red Oak Recovery.

The Red Oak Recovery Umbrella

To learn about Foothills at Red Oak Recovery® is to learn about Red Oak Recovery®. What began as a men’s only facility for young adults has now expanded to include a women’s only facility and our teen and adolescent facility. Through our specialized facilities, the teams under Red Oak Recovery® can continue to redefine the clinical experience for those in need.

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More About Foothills at Red Oak Recovery

At Foothills at Red Oak Recovery®, we work with individuals between the ages of 14 to 17 who struggle with a wide range of problems. From substance use, and co-occurring issues, to gaming addiction, we understand the unique challenges this age group faces. With the pressure of performing well in school, the stress of what will come next, and the anxiety of dealing with peers, we know how the mind of a teen works and what treatment will help. Instead of approaching treatment as if they’re adults, we use programs that are age-appropriate for our clients.

Our facility is on a sprawling 94-acre horse farm in Ellenboro, North Carolina and plays an integral part in the healing process. By removing ourselves from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding cities, we provide teens with a calm, welcoming environment where they’ll feel comfortable and safe.

Our Developmental Approach

Adolescence is a time of self-discovery and identity formation. Erik Erikson, a renowned developmental psychologist describes this stage of life as Identity vs Role Confusion. If one successfully navigates the tasks during this stage of life, one emerges with a solid sense of identity. This is a sense of knowing oneself despite the chaos and pressures of the world around them. This foundational sense of identity is paramount to making healthy, value-based decisions.

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Research indicates that without truly understanding oneself, one is more susceptible to:

  • Substance use
  • Peer pressure
  • Emotional and behavioral volatility
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

These individuals are experiencing Role Confusion. They make choices that they regret, and fail to understand their feelings and actions. Individuals will also try many unhealthy things such as:

  • Drug use
  • Excessive playing of video games
  • Excessive cell phone use
  • Skipping school
  • Defiance

They do so to alleviate the feeling of emptiness they are experiencing. Unfortunately, the choices made during Role Confusion are often so concerning they require immediate family attention.

Understandably, these individuals and their loved ones focus intently on symptom reduction and behavior change. However, they tend to lose sight of the underlying problem –lack of true, healthy identity.

How We Can Help

To truly know oneself, one must explore and determine the values that will guide one’s life. Whether we are fully aware of our values or not, we often feel depressed, anxious, guilt and shame when we act in ways that do not reflect the values that are important to us. If one does not know their values, it is much harder to recognize how these feelings are indications that their choices do not align with the person they truly want to be. Instead, they often lead to a great sense of powerlessness, confusion, and overwhelm.

At Foothills at Red Oak Recovery, we address the underlying factors contributing to the symptoms:

  • Substance use
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • School avoidance
  • Behavioral addictions

Our aim is to help adolescents understand what it means to be actively involved in the process of developing into a value-driven young man. Of equal importance is helping families understand how to lead with values-based parenting. Therapeutic assignments at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery are designed to empower young men and families to explore, define, and understand their values. When adolescents understand the values that are important to them, they will better understand their thoughts, feelings, motivations and actions. When families understand the values that are important to them, they are able to move past reactive parenting and embrace value-centered parenting.

Our Therapies

Our relational approach to evidence-based clinical practices helps young men and their families. The goal is to help them find the hope that they lost so they can achieve the goals they have for themselves. This focused clinical approach includes individual therapy, group therapy, milieu therapy, family therapy, equine therapy and recreation therapy.

In addition to traditional group and individual therapy, therapists at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery facilitate therapy utilizing numerous experiential interventions. These include equine therapy, ropes course, adventure activities, sports, yoga, and mindfulness. Furthermore, the clinical team is involved in the day-to-day activities of each client. This intentional level of involvement helps clients integrate the things they are learning about themselves in therapy into their everyday interactions. Since this real-time clinical approach takes place in a small, nurturing, home environment the skills are easily transferable to environments beyond the program.

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Our Treatments

With our wide range of services and treatment options, our team can help your teen through a number of problems. We provide the following:

Substance abuse treatment- For some, substance use is a way to experiment with the unknown. Teens tend to use as they begin to learn more about themselves. For others, using illicit substances is a way to escape the stress and manage their anxiety or depression. Treatment can help address use before it becomes a more severe problem.  

Co-occurring Issues– Mental health issues combined with substance abuse make living a normal life impossible. Through treatment, teens can learn early on how to manage their mental health successfully.

Trauma treatment– Traumatic events can leave a serious impression on adolescents and teens. Trauma treatment allows our clients to heal and move through their trauma in a healthy way.  

Process addiction treatmentA process addiction occurs when an individual experiences compulsions to go through the motions of an activity, like constantly checking the cell phone, excessively playing video games, or spending unnecessary amounts of time with other technology. Treatment helps clients manage these compulsive behaviors.  

Disordered eating treatmentMany teens struggle with self-acceptance during these difficult years. Because of their trouble with body image, they often suffer from disordered eating or unhealthy exercise patterns. Our treatment teaches clients to have a healthy relationship with food and exercise.

A Focus on Family with Foothills at Red Oak Recovery

As you learn more about Foothills at Red Oak Recovery, you will find that we place a strong focus on family. Without the support of family, teens run the risk of heading down the wrong path in life. Our family program focuses on helping strengthen communication skills, parenting strategies and relationships. In addition to learning about themselves, family members will also learn how to support their loved one during their treatment.

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If you believe your child needs help rediscovering the right path in life, then reach out to Foothills at Red Oak Recovery. Contact us today at 866.300.5275 to learn more about Foothills at Red Oak Recovery and how we can help your teen.