Red Oak Recovery® Completes Sixth Year of Long-Term Dual Diagnosis Research Study
In keeping with their commitment to evidence-based clinical work, Red Oak Recovery® and The Willows at Red Oak Recovery® are excited to announce the completion of their sixth year of collaboration on an all-inclusive dual diagnosis outcome study. In partnership with the Center for Research, Assessment, and Treatment Efficacy (CReATE; Asheville, NC) and the Arkansas Interdisciplinary Sciences Laboratory (University of Arkansas), this research study investigates the effectiveness of the integration of clinical and experiential modalities utilized with young adults, ages 18-35, that are struggling with trauma, substance use, and mental health issues.
In this IRB-approved study, the research team collected data from hundreds of consenting Red Oak Recovery® and The Willows at Red Oak Recovery® alumni since 2014 by utilizing state-of-the-art assessment, sampling, and retention methods. During Phase One of the study, participants were assessed pre-treatment (at the time of admission) and post-treatment (at the time of graduation). In Phase Two, alumni were assessed at the three- and twelve-month marks, post-treatment.
Utilizing this data, the outcomes will help clarify how clients respond to therapeutic interventions and what factors influence their recovery over time. The standardized instruments measure factors influencing a client’s therapeutic response while navigating 12 step support groups, therapy, recovery programs, sober living environments, and re-entry into their communities. Clients also reported on skill acquisition, including emotion regulation and mindfulness.
“We have been and continue to be committed to state-of-the-art clinical care and raising the bar in terms of identifying those factors that are most impactful in helping our clients create substance-free and pro-social lives for themselves,” explains Jack Kline, MS, LCMHCS, LCAS, CCS, CTT-2, MAC, President, and Founder. “Understanding the intersection of trauma, substance abuse, and co-occurring mental health issues, as well as other bio-psycho-social stressors, has shaped the type of clinical work we do. Obtaining solid data that is unbiased and collected by a third party allows us to continuously examine and improve our treatment protocols to meet the continually evolving needs of our clients.”
By partnering with CReATE and the Arkansas Interdisciplinary Sciences Laboratory, Red Oak Recovery® and The Willows at Red Oak Recovery® continue to collect data through third-party organizations. This ensures that clients who have completed treatment are able to give their honest and candid feedback openly. This assists Red Oak Recovery® and The Willows at Red Oak Recovery® in gaining a more thorough understanding of the needs of those they serve and to continually raise the bar in the clinical care and services they provide.
About Red Oak Recovery Programs
Red Oak Recovery® programs are located throughout Western North Carolina and include clinically-driven and gender-separate trauma-focused mental health and substance abuse treatment for young adult men (www.redoakrecovery.com), young adult women (www.thewillowsatredoak.com), and adolescent boys (www.foothillsatredoak.com). Learn more by reaching out to 866.457.7590.