Category: Addiction

Preventing Fentanyl Deaths

Path in the woods representing terminal illness Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that can alleviate pain. In hospitals, fentanyl is most commonly used to ease the suffering of adult cancer patients who are experiencing what medical professionals describe as breakthrough pain. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that fentanyl has a similar [...]
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How Anxiety, Fear and Stress Impact Substance Use Disorders

Nature Lone Tree in Field Contributor: Staff at Sierra Tucson The presence of mental health concerns like anxiety, fear and stress can put someone at an increased risk for developing a substance use disorder and make maintaining recovery more challenging. We all experience these feelings from time to time, but for those who are in recovery from addiction, anxiety, fear [...]
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Escapism and Addiction

Woman sitting on pillar at the beach Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center In the 1970s, the bath and beauty products company Calgon struck marketing gold with an advertising campaign that addressed an urge virtually everyone experiences at one time or another: the desire to somehow escape the stresses, pressures, fears, and frustrations of everyday life. The ads’ tagline, “Calgon, take [...]
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The Link Between Sleep Deprivation & Substance Use

Nature Road Through Redwood National Park Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center There’s nothing quite like a good night’s sleep, but for many of us, those evenings where we get the proper amount of peaceful slumber are few and far between. Studies have shown that adults ages 18-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep per night, but more [...]
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