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When to Be Worried About Gaming Addiction

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 12, 2021Updated: May 14, 2021Most adolescent or teenage boys play video games, and some do so excessively. The question is, when does a favorite activity become an addiction? At Foothills at Red Oak Recovery in North Carolina, we have a gaming addiction…

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What to Expect During Family Therapy

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 8, 2021Updated: March 3, 2022For teen boys with substance abuse disorders, family therapy helps parents and loved ones support adolescents in recovery. This approach uses family strengths to help teens return to life without alcohol and drug use. At Foothills at Red Oak…

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Sober Activities on Cinco de Mayo

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 5, 2021Updated: May 14, 2021Cinco de Mayo celebrations typically involve alcohol, sometimes lots of it. For those recovering from alcohol dependency, this boisterous holiday can pose a challenge to continued sobriety. However, there are ways to mark sober holidays without missing…

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 1, 2021Updated: March 3, 2022At Foothills at Red Oak Recovery in North Carolina, we observe Mental Health Awareness Month in May to increase knowledge about co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. Our mental health treatment center welcomes boys and young men seeking…

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Signs Your Teen Needs a Psychological Test

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 30, 2021Updated: April 16, 2021Psychological testing is a comprehensive evaluation of mental health. A licensed therapist uses this type of testing process to understand what’s happening to cause a person’s anxiety or other mood disturbances. It can help to reveal concerns…

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Convenient Family Therapy in Ellenboro, NC

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 30, 2021Updated: April 16, 2021“Where can I find family therapy near me that can help my son and our whole family get through this?” This question is sadly becoming more and more common. When your family is falling apart because of…

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3 Benefits of Equine Therapy

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 27, 2021Updated: April 16, 2021Working with animals creates a unique opportunity for people to find healing in themselves. Equine therapy is just that: working with, learning from, and taking care of horses. The benefits of equine therapy are numerous, and each…

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Signs of an Internet Addiction

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 20, 2021Updated: April 16, 2021With how often people use the internet and computers today, it is not surprising that some people develop addictions to these devices. The internet has changed how people live and interact, and most people connect to the…

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Types of Disordered Eating

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 19, 2021Updated: April 16, 2021Although anorexia and bulimia are the two kinds of the most well-known eating disorders, there are six common kinds of eating disorders with various signs and symptoms. These eating disorders are all described in the DSM-5, which…

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Common Process Addictions Among Teens

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: April 18, 2021Updated: April 16, 2021Process addictions, also known as behavioral addictions, are common among teens. While many people think about using drugs or alcohol when they hear the word “addiction,” the reality is that there are many kinds of addictions. Teens may…