Tag Archives: Addiction

Process Addictions and Eating Disorders: What Are the Connections?

Contributor:  Staff of Timberline Knolls Eating Disorder behaviors such as binging, purging and starvation serve a purpose for the affected individual. Process Addictions do, too. This is because these behaviors create a sense of positivity and wellbeing in the brain’s reward center. Therefore, these disordered behaviors are more about getting the “high,” and exerting control, [...]
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Bipolar Disorder and Alcoholism

Contributed by Timberline Knolls Staff Member Bipolar Disorder and Alcoholism often go hand in hand. Self-medicating with alcohol and/or other drugs is a common way to cope with the tumultuous emotions associated with any mental illness. Bipolar disorder is a chronic mental illness which affects a person’s mood and thought process. It is characterized by [...]
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How to Support a Child Struggling with Addiction to Self-Injury

Family on the beach Contributed by Staff of Timberline Knolls Children are the epitome of innocence and purity. But, what about a child struggling with self-injury? How could someone so delicate and good willingly inflict pain on itself? Self-harm involves inflicting physical pain on one’s body. Most often this is done by cutting, burning, or biting. Whether a child [...]
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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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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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