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Red Oak Recovery
Young Adults Addiction and Co-Occurring Treatment



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Phone Number

view phone(828) -318-0148


Address

631 Willow Creek Road Leicester, North Carolina, United States 28748

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866.831.9107

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Program Narrative

Red Oak Recovery is an owner-operated addiction treatment program located in the pristine Blue Ridge Mountains, just north of Asheville N.C. The leadership and management team of Red Oak Recovery are recognized experts in the field of integrating wilderness therapy, substance abuse, and mental health treatment. Red Oak Recovery is the result of their extensive experience and research for developing highly effective programming to create a foundation of long-term recovery for young adults.

Program Description

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Our Clinically Dynamic Treatment Model


Red Oak Recovery’s young adult drug and alcohol treatment program is like no other. Our focus is on clinical care, addressing substance abuse and the underlying emotional issues that are always present. Sometimes these issues predate drug and alcohol use, and sometimes it is the other way around.

We believe in addressing all issues in a simultaneous and integrated fashion. Our Master’s level clinicians hold dual credentials, licensed in both mental health and clinical addictions. Our program is small enough that we can individualize care for each client.

We also help the family heal. Our unique family program helps families recognize what they need to do to stay centered and healthy and to support their loved one in recovery. Research has shown that when the family is involved in the recovery process the prognosis is much better.

Our meticulously planned program is based on research and science. Those methods that have shown to be effective for treating addiction in young adults are seamlessly blended into a clinically sophisticated treatment program. The structure of the program mimics everyday life in that our clients “work” (undergo therapy) Monday through Friday, and have fun through adventures on the weekends. This “real world” structure is another way we prepare young adults for success when they leave our program.


Eco-Therapy

Red Oak Recovery employs an eco-therapeutic model, which is based on a combination of three distinct approaches: experiential, clinical, and organic.

 

1. Experiential: the most effective learning system

Our active program integrates challenges that build self-efficacy, and demonstrate how to have sober fun. Each weekend our clients go out for a specific adventure that becomes a peak experience. These activities include hiking, fly fishing, rock climbing, white water rafting, and other seasonal adventure activities. Clients are enabled to

  • Safely step out and face fear
  • Get in touch with themselves and feel what’s real
  • Understand and determine their place in the real world

2. Clinical: specific and personalized care

Because everyone’s underlying issues are unique, we build an organic progression of individualized treatment that works for both the client and their families. Our practices involve

  • Evidence based, research proven methodologies
  • Unique blends based on the needs of each individual
  • Master’s and Doctoral level professionals dually licensed in mental health and substance abuse

3. Organic: an organic progression towards health; a developmental process

We have a seed-to-plate nutritional and horticulture therapy program that teaches young adults how to have a healthy relationship with food. Our executive chef teaches our clients how to prepare healthy meals and snacks for themselves in an experiential way. This allows for personal expression as well as fun, encouraging clients to

  • Try out new positive behaviors and attitudes
  • Develop gardening and cooking skills
  • See that what they eat has a direct influence on how they feel

We offer an abundant amount of individual therapy, family therapy, adventure therapy, traditional 12 step programming, teamwork, acupuncture, and more.

We are person-centered, meeting clients where they are mentally, physically, and spiritually—not where they think they should be.

Our flexible length of stay allows for a self-change process which follows the client’s rate of change, not that of a “one size fits all” approach.


A Holistic Approach

Our eco-therapeutic paradigm leads to a sustainable freedom from drug and alcohol abuse. Young men and women completing our program will have learned, practiced, and developed skills in the areas of nutritional balance, physical engagement, positive pro-social coping mechanisms, and sound social interactions—all promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Red Oak Recovery’s staff members are seasoned professionals with extensive experience in serving young adults with substance abuse disorders. We have masters level licensed therapists trained in both mental health and substance abuse. Red Oak Recovery embraces treatment of the whole individual: mind, body, and spirit. Clinically dynamic treatment is the foundation for everything we do.

Our therapists work collaboratively with clients to develop individualized treatment plans that meet the unique developmental, emotional, and educational needs of young adults. These needs are met through

  • Nutritional therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Yoga
  • Experiential therapy
  • Individual/group therapy
  • Life skills training
  • 12 Step philosophies
  • Acupuncture

The clinical team is well versed in the specific treatment needs of the young adult population. We use evidence-based, research-supported clinical interventions, as well as a longer stay in treatment, to support sustained recovery. Evidenced-based research shows that the longer young adults are engaged in the treatment process, the better the outcomes.

At Red Oak Recovery, we know and understand the emotional challenges that are a normal part of primary care and early recovery, and are committed to supporting our clients through this process with compassion, respect, and dignity through our clinical approach.


Men's Program

Our Men’s Program focuses on the unique needs of young men in early recovery.

These needs include the following:

 

  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem and identity issues
  • Family relationships
  • Executive functioning and “failure to launch” issues
  • Masculinity
  • Asking for help
  • Trauma
  • Transitional and developmental issues specific to young men

 

At Red Oak Recovery, we understand the many presentations of addiction, including manipulative and deceitful behavior, rigid thinking, and irrational belief systems that lead to dysfunctional or otherwise unhealthy behavior. We aim to address these issues through integrative experiential therapies, psycho-education, and a 12-Step philosophy to engage and empower clients in the early stages of recovery. Our therapeutic curriculum consists of 4 “journeys” that our clients will embark on:

 


The Journey of Awareness
The Journey of Connection
The Journey of Support
The Journey of Perseverance

 

Each journey provides an opportunity to deepen our clients’ understanding of themselves and others through therapeutic assignments and 12-Step work, as well as to further explore Red Oak Recovery’s six core values of Hope, Courage, Willingness, Integrity, Spirituality, and Service.

 

In addition to therapy, our young men will learn about what triggers and motivates them to use substances in the first place, and will work to develop new healthy coping strategies and positive skills for recovery and relapse prevention.

 

We believe that recovery from addiction necessitates something to replace the hours spent using and seeking drugs and alcohol. For this reason, part of the goal of our Therapeutic Adventure-Based Journeys is to learn how to have fun in sobriety.

 

Our young men have the opportunity each weekend to embark on a different Therapeutic Adventure-Based Journey: fly fishing, rock climbing, backpacking, and rafting (to name a few).
 
Each experience offers both therapeutic and recreational opportunities for learning and adventure.

Our Men’s Program averages 60-75 days, entirely individualized and dependent on the unique needs of each client. The length of time spent at Red Oak Recovery is determined by two factors: 1) the client’s effort and willingness, and 2) the client’s progress on the goals and objectives he made at the beginning of treatment.


Women’s Program

Our Women’s Program is specifically trauma-focused and clinically centered around the unique needs of young women in early recovery.

These needs include the following:


  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Healthy relationships
  • Self-esteem and identity issues
  • Family relationships
  • Body image
  • Disordered eating
  • Transitional and developmental issues specific to young women


Red Oak Recovery’s therapeutic curriculum for women is rooted in safety: how to create and maintain both physical and emotional safety in the face of difficulty. We understand the many presentations of addiction and trauma in young women, including manipulative and deceitful behavior, self-harm behavior, disordered eating, rigid thinking, and irrational belief systems that impact a young woman’s relationship with herself and others. We aim to address these issues through integrative experiential therapies, nutritional and recreational therapy, psycho-education, and a 12-Step philosophy to engage and empower young women in the early stages of recovery.

In addition to therapy, our young women will learn about what triggers and motivates them to use substances in the first place, and will work to develop new healthy coping strategies and positive skills for recovery and relapse prevention.

Our Women’s Program averages 90 days, entirely individualized and dependent on the unique needs of each client. The length of time spent at Red Oak Recovery is determined by two factors: 1) the client’s effort and willingness, and 2) the client’s progress on the goals and objectives she made at the beginning of treatment.

Director Profile

Jack Kline, MS, LPC, LPCS, LCAS, CCS
Chief Executive Officer


Jack Kline- Red Oak Recovery

He has designed and helped open 4 other highly regarded programs in the field of adventure therapy focusing on substance abuse, mental health, and addiction treatment. He has provided care in both private-practice settings and the public sector. He presents nationally at various conferences on cutting edge treatment for young adults. The needs of the clients that he sees continually change, and so he believes treatment programs must continually evolve.

Jack believes in an integrative approach that deals with the underlying emotional issues that are simultaneously present with chemical dependency. Consequently, he uses a holistic, strengths-based orientation that empowers patients to develop their inherent talents, skills, and resources.

Additionally, as a Black Belt in American Kenpo, Jack instructs Red Oak Recovery clients in self-defense, character development, and the underlying principles of self-respect, respect for others, and self-discipline.

Jack has more than 25 years of experience dealing with mental health, substance abuse, recovery, and the array of co-occurring mental health issues that go along with it. He also has extensive training with depression, bipolar disorder, gender identity issues, family issues, grief and trauma, conduct disorder, and developmental issues pertaining to adolescents and young adults.

 

Mark Oerther

Partner / Director of Business Development

With over 14 years of experience in the industries of mental health, substance abuse, and recovery, Mark is a veteran of healthcare program development and marketing. His roles have included admissions, business development, direct care and supervision in therapeutic settings, and therapeutic program management. He has also helped start and run three highly regarded therapeutic adventure programs around the country.

Mark’s greatest accomplishment is getting sober. There was a time when addiction controlled his life. With much support from his family and others in recovery, he was able to break the cycle of addiction at the age of 21. It has now become his mission to give this gift of recovery to others. He believes there is hope for every young adult, that they—and their families—may find a new life. To quote his favorite line from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, “It works, it really does.”

Mark is married to Jackie and has a son, David. He has two dogs, Delilah and Murray. He is a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan. He also attempts to play golf (poorly).

  

Mick Masterson, CSAC 
Partner / Senior Operations Director


Mick Masterson - Red Oak Recovery

Mick arrived to the mountains of Western North Carolina in 2008 with a strong determination to find a new way of life. It was in the Blue Ridge Mountains that he found a new purpose, and was able to finally break his own cycle of addiction. Mick now devotes much of his time to serving others who on their own journey so that they too may find the peace that recovery brings.

With several years of experience working in substance abuse and mental health treatment, Mick has served in many roles, including direct care,, admissions, and management of transitional living and primary treatment facilities. Most recently, he served as the field director for a substance abuse treatment program. He is also a certified substance abuse counselor in the state of North Carolina.

Mick now uses his years of experience to ensure that Red Oak Recovery employs the most qualified and compassionate staff, and provides the most impactful therapeutic programming available. He can often be found exploring the trails, waterfalls, and hidden swimming holes of these mountains with his partner Carrie, their daughter Malie, and their two dogs.

  

 



 

Chief Clinician Profile

Paul Weaver-Red Oak Recovery-Addiction Professional

Paul Weaver, MS, PPC, LCAS-A, CTT-2
Clinical Director

 

 

With a Masters in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University, Paul has worked extensively with Emerging Adults in both hospital and outpatient settings, largely focusing on the client with co-occurring substance use and psychiatric disorders. Being deeply influenced by the work of Carl Rogers, Viktor Frankl, and Carl Jung, Paul tends to focus on themes of autonomy and power, identity formation, and meaning and purpose in his work with clients. Paul brings to Red Oak Recovery® experience and interest in program development and training.

 

Paul and his wife’s passion for the outdoors and for sustainability drew them to the Asheville area. Working at Red Oak enables Paul to continue to focus on his work with Emerging Adults and explore his interests in Eco and Adventure Therapy. When not working, Paul, his wife, and their two young children spend much of their time camping, hiking, and enjoying the serenity of the Blue Ridge Mountains.


 

Clinical and Support Services

AA Inhouse

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy or DB

Dual Diagnosis

EMDR

Family Reintegration

Family Therapy

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Facility Amenities

Chef

Fitness Center

Acreage: 37

Number of Beds: 33

Medical and Detox Services

Acupuncture

Payment Type

Self Payment

Fees - Other Comments: Accept out-of-network benefits

Program Environment & Type

Extended Care

House Setting

Inpatient - Long Term

Open Unit

Smoke Free Campus

Clinical and Support Services

AA Inhouse

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy or DB

Dual Diagnosis

EMDR

Family Reintegration

Family Therapy

Group Therapy

Individual Counseling

Licensed Professionals

Life Skills Training

Post Treatment Referral

Psychological Evaluation

Psychological Testing

Psychotherapy

Relapse Prevention

Trauma/PTSD

Wilderness Program

Women's Program

Yoga

Young Adults Program

Facility Amenities

Chef

Fitness Center

Acreage: 37

Number of Beds: 33

Medical and Detox Services

Acupuncture

Payment Type

Self Payment

Fees - Other Comments: Accept out-of-network benefits

Program Environment & Type

Extended Care

House Setting

Inpatient - Long Term

Open Unit

Smoke Free Campus