Suicide & Teenagers – Battling Depression, Restoring Faith

Teenager battling depression and suicide “The terrible, tragic fallacy of the last hundred years has been to think that all man’s troubles are due to his environment, and that to change the man you have nothing to do but change his environment. That is a tragic fallacy. It overlooks the fact that it was in Paradise that man fell.” -Dr. [...]
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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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Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol Use: What is the Connection?

Couple struggling with alcohol abuse and bipolar disorder Bipolar and alcohol are often a common comorbid issue. Symptom relief in those struggling with bipolar is one reason individuals turn to substances to help ease episodes of mania, irritability, or depression. Bipolar Defined Bipolar is a mental health disorder that can cause sudden and irregular changes in mood, energy, and activity level [1]. It [...]
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