Category: Addiction

Can a Weight-Loss Drug be Used to Combat Drug Addiction?

doctor with woman patient using weight-loss drug Contributed by:  Cindy Cole, LMFT, LPC is Director of Individual and Family Therapy at Timberline Knolls There is no silver bullet to treat addiction. If there were, the United States wouldn’t be experiencing opioid deaths at epidemic-level proportions, with heroin and prescription opioids causing more than 33,000 deaths in 2015 alone [1]. The Centers for Disease [...]
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Opiate Addiction in Women: Research & Statistics

Woman sitting by the sea with opioid addiction Contributor: Roseann Rook, CADC Clinical Addictions Specialist Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Opiate addiction has become such a big problem in the United States that it is now considered an epidemic, causing 20,101 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers and 12,990 overdose deaths related to heroin use in 2015 alone [1]. Opiates are a [...]
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Insurance Companies and Addiction Treatment Coverage

Health insurance coverage for addiction treatment As per the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, over 21 million Americans struggled with a substance use disorder last year. Yet, less than 2.5 million received treatment at a rehabilitation facility and of those who needed treatment a quarter did not receive it because they lacked health insurance.[1] Fortunately, under the new [...]
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Opioid Crisis: Public Service Announcement

Man battling opioid crisis “The best way to prevent drug addiction and overdose is to prevent people from abusing drugs in the first place. If they don’t start, they won’t have a problem.” – President Donald J. Trump. In 2016, more than two million American citizens had an addiction to prescription or illegal opioids and according to the Center [...]
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Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome – When Weed Causes Nausea

Cannabis plant Cannabis is the most abused illicit drug in the United States. As per the National Institute of Health, each year 2.6 million Americans become new users of marijuana. As the rates of cannabis use continue to skyrocket, a recently emerging clinical condition has been recognized associated with its use. This is the Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome. [...]
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