Tag Archives: Drug Abuse

Cocaine Abuse Among College Students: Knowing When to Get Help

College Student Buying Cocaine 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 [...]
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Can an International Move to Ban Fentanyl Spur Change in the US Drug Addiction Crisis?

Woman on the Water Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Addiction Specialist Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Center In an unexpected and significant move on the international drug stage, China recently made the decision to ban the manufacturing and sale of fentanyl, including four types of the synthetic drug: valeryl fentanyl, acrylfentanyl, carfentanil, and furnanyl fentanyl. This unprecedented move is something [...]
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Connection Between Eating Disorders and an Addiction to Diet Pills

Diet pill addiction and eating disorders are serious issues among those individuals struggling with an eating disorder and/or addiction. Many times people do not consider diet pills as a substance that can be addictive, but diet pills often contain chemicals, such as stimulants, that can build up tolerance [4]. Stimulants increase alertness, attention, and energy. [...]
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Can You Cure Yourself of a Drug Addiction

Walking on the beach Self help is defined as the act of helping or improving without relying on the assistance of others [6]. This can mean joining a fellowship of others who struggle with similar issues, who support and rely on each other for recovery. This includes a 12-step program such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine [...]
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Buprenorphine: Use of the Drug, Signs and Symptoms of Abuse

Man struggling from severe back pain Dr. SooMi Lee-Samuel, MD, MA, Medical Director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Today, the United States is in the grip of one of the worst drug epidemics ever experienced in our country. The drug in question is Oxycontin; the addicted population is…everyone. Because Oxycontin is a legitimate, legal pharmaceutical drug, it is therefore prescribed [...]
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