Contributor: Staff of Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center 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 and picking [...] Read More
It’s often been called the “social lubricant” as a veiled disguise to get 18 to 22 year olds to “loosen up” or, as Miller says, “Live the high life.” But what this mirage fails to inform you is that the patterns, habits and dependencies you are creating during this important era of your life (your [...] Read More
Contributor: Marissa Hatcher, MSW, CADC, Timberline Knolls Addictions Program Coordinator Whether you just discharged from addiction treatment or have been sober for some time, stepping back into the world of academia can seem rather daunting especially when maintaining sobriety on campus. For someone in recovery, going to school may not seem to be an option [...] Read More
Research confirms that problems regarding alcohol and drugs continue to inhibit live of student at college campuses. The study on college drug use statistics, “Wasting the Best and the Brightest: Substance Abuse at America’s Colleges and Universities,” showed 49 percent, or 3.8 million college students, abusing drugs, engaging in binge drinking, or doing both. In [...] Read More
Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Addiction Specialist Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Center Cocaine is a stimulant that increases dopamine levels in the brain; it comes in the form of a white powder. Typically, the drug is snorted. There are other routes of administration, including but not limited to, being rubbed into the gums or placed [...] Read More
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