Tag Archives: Co-Occurring Disorder

Connection Between Heroin Addiction and OCD

Man struggling with Heroin addiction Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Addiction Specialist Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Center As lawmakers, advocates, and family members continue to highlight the devastating heroin epidemic in America, greater awareness is being drawn to this crisis impacting millions. According to the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, almost 600,000 individuals struggled with heroin addiction out [...]
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Treatment and Recovery for Addiction and Co-occurring Disorders

Man with co-occurring drug abuse and addiction If an individual is struggling with a substance abuse disorder, there are significant chances that that individual is also battling a mental health disorder such as depression, anxiety, mood/personality disorder or compulsive behavior. Similarly, it is not unlikely for people with mental health disorders to abuse drugs, prescription medications or alcohol to cope with their [...]
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Co-Occurring Disorders: How Do I Know Residential Treatment is Right for Me?

Woman on a cliff Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Addiction Specialist Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Center There are many levels of treatment for those who struggled with addictions or disorders. An individual usually begins with outpatient therapy. However, if their life remains unmanageable, residential care may be indicated. Some signs of unmanageability are feeling unable to accomplish daily tasks [...]
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Connection Between Opioid Addiction and Mental Illness

Man on the beach Contributor: Roseann Rook, CADC, Clinical Addictions Specialist Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Addiction to opioid based substances is something that commonly makes the news, with the latest celebrity coming forth with their addiction complications. While a variety of individuals are impacted by dependency on opioids, including painkillers and illicit drugs, the issue of addiction to [...]
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Bipolar Disorder and Alcoholism

Man addicted to alcohol Contributor: Marissa A. Angileri, MSW, CADC, Addiction Specialist, Timberline Knolls Residential Center Addiction and mental illness often times go hand in hand. Self-medicating with alcohol and/ or other drugs is a common way to cope with the uncomfortable emotions associated with mental illness. Bipolar is a chronic mental illness which affects a person’s mood and [...]
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