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Mental Illness and Substance Abuse in Teens

Mental health is a struggle that impacts many teens around the country. Mental illness and substance abuse in teens is sometimes tricky to identify, as mood and personality changes are prevalent during adolescence. However, teens can face increased social pressure to experiment with drugs and alcohol. Furthermore, struggling with a mental health disorder like anxiety…

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Teen Depression and Substance Abuse

Battling mental illness can make the teenage years especially trying, as conditions like depression impact your relationships, academic performance, and overall wellbeing. Depression causes severe symptoms that can make it hard to enjoy life fully. Unfortunately, that makes teen depression and substance abuse disorders strongly connected, as depression symptoms can cause teens to rely on…

Foothills Grand Opening

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting! Located on a 94-acre working horse farm in Ellenboro, North Carolina, Foothills at Red Oak Recovery helps promote growth, reflection, and healing for those experiencing the results of trauma, mental health, and substance abuse issues. Motivational Interviewing Training Foothills at Red Oak Recovery provides our direct care team, which includes…

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Teens and Mental Health

It is not uncommon today for teenagers to struggle with mental disorders. As such, teens and mental health is an issue that continues to garner attention from parents, teachers, and mental health professionals. Common mental health disorders include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, anxiety, or borderline personality disorder. Let’s explore a…

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Males and Mental Health

Males and Mental Health It’s no secret that men have a difficult time talking about their emotional or mental struggles. What is lesser-known, however, is how the unhealthy connection between males and mental health treatment is leading to a wide range of problems including substance abuse and suicide. According to the American Foundation for Suicide…