Tag Archives: Substance Abuse

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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Fighting Drug Abuse in Your Community with Government Grants

Friends enjoying Drinking Coffee The United States is currently facing an overwhelming and undeniable problem with substance abuse. An inability to examine and solve this issue comes at a high price, costing our nation both financially and emotionally. In 2015, the economic cost of the opioid epidemic alone was six times previous years, costing the federal government $504 billion [...]
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What to Do If Your Sober Living Home Isn’t Really Sober

Man considering sober living It is often believed that recovery really starts once treatment is fulfilled. As the patients transition back into their normal life, they require continued support more than ever in order to help them prioritize recovery throughout this highly vulnerable time. These days, many drug treatment centers offer outpatient treatment services to make this transition smoother. [...]
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