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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Women, Chronic Pain & Addiction

Nature Road Through Redwood National Park Contributor: Staff at Sierra Tucson Chronic pain is common in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that more than 20% of U.S. adults have chronic pain. More than 7% of adults have what the CDC refers to as “high impact chronic pain,” which is defined as pain that frequently limits [...]
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Cocaine Use and Sex Addiction

Contributor: Staff at Sierra Tucson The euphoric and stimulating properties of cocaine can boost a person’s sex drive, leading many to believe that sex is better while using it. However, continuing to pair cocaine use with sexual activity can lead to an addiction to both behaviors and cause dangerous long-term consequences if left untreated. How [...]
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