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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What Kind Of Substance Abuse Resources Are Available On Military Bases?

MIlitary Perfect Storm Substance Abuse - Addiction Hope Contributed by Staff of Timberline Knolls The men and women who serve in the United States military are among the most selfless and brave individuals in our society. However, they need substance abuse resources, too.  Despite such exceptional qualities within our soldiers, this does not exempt the military personnel from the struggles associated with substance [...]
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Teenage Binge-Drinking and Long-Term Anxiety

a bar where Binge-Drinking and Long-Term Anxiety can occur Every “coming of age” movie ever has sent the clear message that adolescence is a challenging time. Unfortunately, these movies also often send the message that it is acceptable for teens to binge-drink to socialize and cope in these times but does binge-drinking and long-term anxiety feed on each other? While this is posed as “harmless” [...]
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Residential Treatment for Prescription Drug Addiction

Man struggling with binge drinking and needs Treatment for Prescription Drug Addiction Contributed by Staff of Timberline Knolls “But, it’s prescribed!” I hear this statement many times during the assessment process in my position as a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Many people using prescribed drugs can end up needing treatment for prescription drug addiction which often requires residential treatment for addiction. Some examples of commonly abused [...]
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