Tag Archives: Substance Abuse

Preventing Teen Substance Abuse is More Important Than Ever

Young teenager thinking about Teen Substance Abuse 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 [...]
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Inhaled Heroin Adds Fuel to the Opioid Epidemic

Image of a dragon representing Chasing the Dragon Inhaled Heroin Dr. Mark Gold’s Research You Can Use Severe heroin toxicity has emerged as a growing public health concern. A recent review published in the JAMA Neurology has brought to light the alternative to injection trends in opioid use disorders. Inhaling is becoming a more popular route of use. This method of heroin inhalation can lead [...]
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Drug Addiction in the Suburbs: What Can Concerned Parents Do?

Man looking at his watch Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Addiction Program Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Drug addiction, especially with pharmaceutical medications, is always an area of great concern throughout our country. Moreover, addiction can be as common in suburban communities as it is in urban areas. So what are parents to do within the confines of their [...]
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High-Achieving Executive Women and Addiction

Woman at work struggling with addiction Contributor: Staff member at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Women with high-achieving personalities are often accomplished and successful. Their passion and drive can motivate them to become game-changing entrepreneurs, CEO’s, and innovators. Yet, the same personality traits that lead to this success also make these women vulnerable to addiction. The Connection Between High-Achievement and Addiction [...]
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Fentanyl: What Causes this Drug to be So Addictive?

Man at the scene of an accident Fentanyl is one of the most addictive opiate drugs. It is not a long-lasting drug and is used medically for surgery recovery as well as reducing breakthrough pain. If a person is already taking an opiate but has breakthrough pain, fentanyl is typically used to help control it. It is a time-release drug meaning that [...]
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