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Childhood Trauma and Substance Abuse

Several studies reveal that there is a link between childhood trauma and substance use. Unfortunately, childhood trauma can impact your life into adulthood, resulting in substance use disorders. If you’ve battled childhood trauma and now have an addiction, you’re not alone. Millions of teens and children have experienced these events. Contact our North Carolina adolescent…

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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…

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What is Trauma-Informed Care?

Adults aren’t the only ones who struggle with substance use disorder. In fact, a growing number of adolescents turn to drugs every day. Although there are many reasons why this occurs, the most common is trauma. Because of that, trauma-informed care is very important for adolescents participating in mental health treatment. What Is Trauma-Informed Care?…

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What is Art Therapy

You may have heard about art therapy recently in the news, at the doctor’s office, or maybe you are looking for art therapy in North Carolina for either yourself or a family member. Art therapy is a new therapeutic technique that has shown promising results. The benefits of art therapy for people struggling with abuse…

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What Is Reality Therapy?

Foothills at Red Oak Recovery is dedicated to helping your male teen recover from a traumatic life event or other mental health challenges. We also assess adolescents through psychological and psychiatric testing. In working with our teens we utilize reality therapy.  Maslow was not the only psychoanalytic theorist. If you have ever asked yourself “what is…

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PTSD and Children

PTSD and children is a subject we have only recently begun to understand. It was originally believed that children can bounce back quickly from events and it doesn’t affect them like it does an adult, but that belief has changed. Children are susceptible to the same after-effects as adults. Untreated PTSD in children can result…

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What is Equine Therapy

Animals have been used to help people throughout history for different reasons, including therapy and healing. There are many types of therapy available for those who need help to recover from substance abuse and other conditions. Equine therapy is a proven treatment that can help those who need a push in the right direction to get…