Contributor: Marissa Hatcher, MSW, CADC, Timberline Knolls Addictions Program Coordinator 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. [...] Read More
Contributed by Staff of Timberline Knolls The men and women who serve in the United States military are among the most selfless and brave individuals in our society. However, they need substance abuse resources, too. Despite such exceptional qualities within our soldiers, this does not exempt the military personnel from the struggles associated with substance [...] Read More
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 . For many celebrities within our [...] Read More
Life of an addict is at times dual in nature. On the one hand, the individual has a functioning family life and career with social and moral obligations. Then there is the dark side where that same individual loses himself to alcohol. Maybe the stress of work was too much, or life pressures were becoming [...] Read More
Contributor: Marissa Hatcher, MSW, CADC, Timberline Knolls Addictions Program Coordinator Going off to college can provide a sense of starting a new chapter in life, a feeling of freedom from parents, a chance to explore the real world, and beginning to make decisions for oneself. After the stress of choosing the right college, enrolling in classes [...] Read More
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