Category: Addiction

Mental Health Struggles Increase the Chances of Opioid Overdose

Conscious Brain Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center The opioid epidemic remains at crisis levels, with nearly 50,000 Americans dying from opioid-related overdoses in 2019 [1]. And while experts often point to powerful synthetic opioids such as fentanyl as the source of this public health emergency, the state of a person’s mental health can also [...]
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Why Addiction Is a Family Disease: Where Loved Ones Can Find Help

Family holding hand During a sunset Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center It’s common to think of a person who is struggling with addiction as someone who is waging an individual battle against this disease. We see this image time and again in popular culture, with one person hitting rock bottom and then beginning the difficult climb toward recovery [...]
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Meth a Major Culprit in U.S. Overdose Epidemic

Guy in mountains thinking about Substance Use Disorder Recovery Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center America is facing an overdose epidemic, and it isn’t just due to opioids. Overdose deaths involving methamphetamine, or meth, have nearly tripled among adults ages 18-34 in the U.S., from 5,526 in 2015 to 15,489 in 2019 — a 180% increase [1,2]. From 2011 to 2018, deaths involving [...]
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People Who Use Marijuana More Likely to Struggle with Thoughts of Suicide

Woman holding the sun Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center As marijuana becomes legal recreationally or medicinally in more and more states, the stigma surrounding its use continues to lessen. But legalization doesn’t necessarily mean that there aren’t still risks associated with using marijuana. Just as there are risks when drinking alcohol, using marijuana can still be [...]
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The Truth About Marijuana Withdrawal

Youth girl on pier Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center With more and more states legalizing the use of marijuana, misconceptions about it can spread. Many people don’t know that marijuana is addictive just like any other drug and that quitting can lead to uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms, especially for those who use cannabis for pain relief. Why [...]
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