Tag Archives: Addiction

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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High-Achieving Executive Women and Addiction

Woman at work struggling with addiction Contributor: Staff member at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Women with high-achieving personalities are often accomplished and successful. Their passion and drive can motivate them to become game-changing entrepreneurs, CEO’s, and innovators. Yet, the same personality traits that lead to this success also make these women vulnerable to addiction. The Connection Between High-Achievement and Addiction [...]
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Famous & Addicted: What Can We Learn From Their Experience?

Filming Addiction does not discriminate against gender, race, culture, religion, or socioeconomic status. Many famous people from television, movies, politics, social media, etc. have been addicted to various substances. According to statistics from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 22.7 million Americans need drug or alcohol treatment [1]. For many celebrities within our [...]
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Fentanyl: What Causes this Drug to be So Addictive?

Man at the scene of an accident Fentanyl is one of the most addictive opiate drugs. It is not a long-lasting drug and is used medically for surgery recovery as well as reducing breakthrough pain. If a person is already taking an opiate but has breakthrough pain, fentanyl is typically used to help control it. It is a time-release drug meaning that [...]
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