Tag Archives: Substance Abuse

Can a Weight-Loss Drug be Used to Combat Drug Addiction?

doctor with woman patient using weight-loss drug Contributed by:  Cindy Cole, LMFT, LPC is Director of Individual and Family Therapy at Timberline Knolls There is no silver bullet to treat addiction. If there were, the United States wouldn’t be experiencing opioid deaths at epidemic-level proportions, with heroin and prescription opioids causing more than 33,000 deaths in 2015 alone [1]. The Centers for Disease [...]
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Opioid Crisis: Public Service Announcement

Man battling opioid crisis “The best way to prevent drug addiction and overdose is to prevent people from abusing drugs in the first place. If they don’t start, they won’t have a problem.” – President Donald J. Trump. In 2016, more than two million American citizens had an addiction to prescription or illegal opioids and according to the Center [...]
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Attracting Emotionally Unavailable & Abusive Partners

Couple walking on the beach Every person who ever lived struggled with repeating behaviors they regretted, weren’t effective or they didn’t like! It is actually unavoidable to a degree; because of the way our brains work. If you have re-entered relationships, begun others that turned out the same, or simply dropped your coffee on the same spot over and over [...]
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Why It’s Not Too Late to Get Help for Your Heroin Addiction

Woman in hat struggling with heroin addiction Getting help for your heroin addiction is a healthy step. It is never too late to seek treatment and recover. Regardless of age, duration of addiction, or what substances you have been on, it is possible to seek treatment and start your sobriety. What Treatment to Seek When looking at types of treatment, it is [...]
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How to Recognize Opioid Abuse in Loved Ones

Friends discussing opioid Abuse Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, Addiction Specialist Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Residential Center You may be concerned that a loved one is abusing opioids. 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 [...]
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