Red Oak Recovery (for Male Teens and Young-Adult Men)

Learn about yourself, your strengths, your potential … in a location that will challenge and restore you.

From our pre-teens until at least our early 20s, we’re in a swirl of physical, mental and emotional change. Our brains are still forming. We’re trying new things, taking risks, testing limits.

So, it’s not surprising that many young people experiment with – and become addicted to – alcohol and/or drugs. What might be less obvious is that treating addiction in adolescents – male and female – requires special approaches, medications and care.

Hundreds of pre-teen and teenage boys have found beneficial treatment at Red Oak Recovery … a restorative place in a beautiful locale … where their recovery and a new way of life can begin.

Therapeutic experiential adventure … what it tells us; why it helps:

In treating substance abuse, addiction and related problems (such as depression and anxiety), we use experiential therapy rather than psychotherapy.

How is experiential therapy different? It engages each person in activities that offer therapeutic benefit … such rock climbing, role-playing, horseback riding and other healthful recreation.

Adventure-based experiential therapy has advantages that can make addiction treatment more successful. It gives counselors more information, allowing them to see how an individual reacts to specific, real-world situations. That information can spur insights into other treatment options, as well.

Also, this form of therapy can help patients build self-confidence and coping skills … be better problem solvers … improve their communication skills … and develop trust in themselves and in others. What’s more, it can relieve depression and anxiety … helping a person regain a measure of peace.

Good candidates for this program are young males – typically ages 13 through 20 – who:

  • are experiencing co-occurring issues, such as depression, trauma, grief
  • have relapsed after earlier treatment
  • lack a good support system at home
  • need help transitioning back to high school or college, or into a career

Features and benefits:

  • a comfortable, safe residential setting
  • therapy in building self-esteem, resiliency and coping skills
  • individual and group activities that are positive, creative, supportive and fun
  • an active alumni program, which provides our patients ongoing support, connection and resources


A 38-acre campus in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, just outside Asheville. (Please contact us for the address.)

For admission information about Red Oak Recovery, please call us at 1-866-457-7590.

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