Tag Archives: Addiction

Preventing Teen Substance Abuse is More Important Than Ever

Young teenager thinking about Teen Substance Abuse Every year that substance abuse is delayed during the adolescent brain development, the risk of substance abuse disorder decreases. Research shows that substance abuse initiated earlier in adolescence is indicative of a greater prevalence of substance use disorder (SUD) into adulthood. Amid the present epidemic of opioid use disorder and overdose mortality, making the prevention [...]
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Inhaled Heroin Adds Fuel to the Opioid Epidemic

Image of a dragon representing Chasing the Dragon Inhaled Heroin Dr. Mark Gold’s Research You Can Use Severe heroin toxicity has emerged as a growing public health concern. A recent review published in the JAMA Neurology has brought to light the alternative to injection trends in opioid use disorders. Inhaling is becoming a more popular route of use. This method of heroin inhalation can lead [...]
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Will My Treatment Center Have a Detox Program?

Woman wondering if her treatment center will have a detox program Will My Treatment Center Have a Detox Program? Contrary to popular belief, the journey to recovery does not begin at a drug treatment center: it starts with a detox program. Recent times have seen most inpatient treatment centers to hold a detoxification period almost a prerequisite for potential clients who wish to enter treatment. This [...]
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Drug Addiction in the Suburbs: What Can Concerned Parents Do?

Man looking at his watch Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Addiction Program Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Drug addiction, especially with pharmaceutical medications, is always an area of great concern throughout our country. Moreover, addiction can be as common in suburban communities as it is in urban areas. So what are parents to do within the confines of their [...]
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Suicide at a 30-Year High: Is Addiction Part of the Problem?

Very sad youg man sitting on the floor crying and hiding his face Contributor: Staff member at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center As the number of individuals struggling with addiction rises so does the number of completed suicides. What is the connection between the two and what other factors may be at play? Suicidality & Addiction The relationship between suicide and addiction has been studied extensively, and the [...]
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