Category: Addiction

Suicide and Opiate Abuse

sad lady looking out window In the 2018 remake of the movie A Star is Born, Bradley Cooper plays country music star Jackson Maine. His performance won public and critical acclaim for a man spiraling down with depression, anger, and substance abuse as his partner becomes a star. The film successfully portrays the dangerous combination of mental health, substance abuse, [...]
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Summer Addiction Treatment Benefits for College Students

Women kicking in the ocean Now that warmer days are here, there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, picnics, barbeques, and other celebrations. Often, such scenarios involve enjoying alcoholic beverages or experimenting with drugs. For a college student with an addiction, however, the much-awaited summertime may prove to be rife with challenges, obstacles and triggers which is why summer [...]
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Connection Between Opioid Addiction and Mental Illness

Man on the beach fighting Opioid addiction Contributed by Staff Member of Timberline Knolls Opioids are effective pain relievers. Yet, they can also lead to dependence or addiction.  At the same time, patients with mental health issues are more vulnerable to become dependent on opioids. Alternately, long-term use of opioids can also heighten the risk of developing a mental health problem. Understanding [...]
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Methadone & Buprenorphine: Combatting Opiate Addiction

Man talking to doctor about receiving approved medications like methadone and buprenorphine treatment for addiction More than 2.3 million Americans are battling an opioid use disorder (OUD), but only less than half of this population are receiving approved medications like methadone and buprenorphine to treat the disorder. This is despite the fact that medication is the only treatment supported by years of evidence depicting its efficacy in assisting patients to recover [...]
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Do We Inherit our Tendency Toward Addiction?

DNA Strand Addiction has long been misperceived as a moral failing and weakness of character. It is now, finally, being discussed for what it really is: a mental illness entailing a complex combination of genetic and environmental elements. This raises the question if one’s tendency toward addiction is inherited? Numerous studies have confirmed so. A study assessing [...]
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