Contributed by: Staff Member of Timberline Knolls 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 that affects a person’s mood and thought process. It is characterized [...] Read More
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 [...] Read More
Contributed by Staff of Timberline Knolls In the face of co-occurring mental disorders, vigilance and dedication to your treatment plan is foundational for long-term recovery. This includes carrying out the daily, tangible steps that are often necessary for emotional, mental, physical, spiritual and psychological soundness and well-being. This process may involve: Staying connected to ongoing [...] Read More
Contributed by Timberline Knolls Staff Member Known as the thousand-yard stare from World War I, the vacant, confused gaze of a battle-weary soldier was eventually recognized as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It was, however, decades before the diagnosis was established and understood. Rather, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was only recognized as a legitimate condition five [...] Read More
Depression and opioid abuse are common among all age groups. Through recent research, new findings have emerged about the connection between depression and opioid addictions. Learning to manage your long-term recovery from both addiction and depression is a difficult process that can be managed with a mix of therapies, treatment, and aftercare support. Opioids Role [...] Read More
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