Red Oak Recovery Receives Three-Year CARF Accreditation

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Accrediting body commends program for quality, expertise and "devoted staff"

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Red Oak Recovery, an innovative addiction treatment program for young adults struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues, has received three-year accreditation by CARF International, an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. CARF (the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) promotes and supports quality services through their consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of persons served (

“We are very pleased to receive this accreditation as confirmation of the outstanding services we strive to always provide for our clients and families,” said Jack Kline, MS, LPCS, LCAS, CCS, Chief Executive Officer of Red Oak Recovery.

The CARF survey report specifically commended the program for its “dedicated and devoted staff and management team” who are “qualified, competent and compassionate in their delivery of services that address the individual needs of [clients].” CARF surveyors also noted Red Oak’s commitment to quality, substance abuse and mental health “expertise,” and evidence-based models.

“Your organization should take pride in achieving this high level of accreditation,” wrote Brian J. Boon, Ph.D., President & CEO of CARF International. ”Services, personnel, and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of conformance to standards.”

“The entire team at Red Oak has worked very hard to create an exceptional program for young adults, and we are proud to work with a great organization like CARF to help raise the bar for quality treatment,” said Meg N. Nygren, CAI, Chief Administrative and Corporate Compliance Officer for Red Oak.

Red Oak Recovery is located in the pristine Blue Ridge Mountains, just north of Asheville, NC, and is the result of extensive experience and research for developing highly effective programming to create a foundation of long-term recovery for young adults. The program uniquely blends quality clinical care, adventure therapy, experiential therapy, 12-step work and social skills development to create positive, lasting change. For more information, visit

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