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
Every year that substance abuse is delayed during the adolescent brain development, the risk of substance abuse disorder decreases. Research shows that substance abuse initiated earlier in adolescence is indicative of a greater prevalence of substance use disorder (SUD) into adulthood. Amid the present epidemic of opioid use disorder and overdose mortality, making the prevention [...] Read More
What do you think is the most widespread addiction in America? Studies show that it could actually be sugar. On average, each American consumes an astounding 22 teaspoons of added sugar each day. This is sugar that does not come from the daily intake of fruit. Instead, this sugar comes from junk food and drinks [...] Read More
Legal opioid use while pregnant can adversely affect a newborn for life. The effects of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) range from newborn withdrawal symptoms to permanent disabilities. There are alternatives to opioids during pregnancy, such as less dangerous painkillers. NAS is preventable, but in order to do so, we must understand why mothers use opioids [...] Read More
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