Bradford Health Services’ Red Oak Recovery® and The Willows at Red Oak Recovery® partnered with the Center for Research, Assessment, and Treatment Efficacy (CReATE; Asheville, NC) and the Arkansas Interdisciplinary Sciences Laboratory (University of Arkansas), recently published the results of its all-inclusive dual diagnosis outcome study. In its sixth year, the research study investigated the effectiveness of the integration of clinical and experiential modalities utilized with young adults, ages 18-35, that are struggling with trauma, mental health, and substance use issues.
The data collected from the assessments are used to gain further understanding of how patients 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 recovery programs, sober living environments, therapy, 12-Step support groups, and re-entry into their communities. In addition, study participants reported on skill acquisition, including mindfulness and emotion regulation.
“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 of Red Oak Recovery. “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 continuing evolving needs of our clients.”
The partnership will continue to collect data through third-party organizations, ensuring that clients who have completed treatment programming can give honest and candid feedback confidentially. The findings are used for planning programs and services at Red Oak’s facilities, as well as for staff education, helping them to better understanding their client’s needs of those they serve.
To download the full Therapeutic Outcome Study, visit http://www.redoakrecovery.com/outcomestudy. This is an IRB approved study.
A division of Bradford Health Services, Red Oak Recovery’s 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 (http://www.redoakrecovery.com), young adult women (http://www.thewillowsatredoak.com), and adolescent boys (http://www.foothillsatredoak.com).