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
First responders are typically the ones who arrive first at the scene of an emergency. They often put their lives in danger to save other’s lives. Some responders come to scenes where a person has died, such as a car accident or fire. The amount of stress that these men and women encounter are tremendous. [...] Read More
“The terrible, tragic fallacy of the last hundred years has been to think that all man’s troubles are due to his environment, and that to change the man you have nothing to do but change his environment. That is a tragic fallacy. It overlooks the fact that it was in Paradise that man fell.” -Dr. [...] Read More
Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center You may be concerned about opioid abuse in loved ones. Examples of opioids are heroin, morphine, codeine, and other prescription pain medications. These substances come in several different forms and can be used orally, intravenously, smoked, or snorted. Opioids could be obtained by a prescription [...] Read More
Even though the millennial are often subjected to stigma for their unhealthy drinking patterns, an unrecognized and silent storm is emerging among the older people as they go through life-altering events such as retirement, losing the purpose of life or losing a loved one. It is widely understood that the elderly drink moderately, and it [...] Read More
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