Tag Archives: Treatment

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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Insurance Companies and Addiction Treatment Coverage

Health insurance coverage for addiction treatment As per the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, over 21 million Americans struggled with a substance use disorder last year. Yet, less than 2.5 million received treatment at a rehabilitation facility and of those who needed treatment a quarter did not receive it because they lacked health insurance.[1] Fortunately, under the new [...]
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How Do I Know if I Need a Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program?

Woman with dual diagnosis Dual Diagnosis is also referred to as co-occurring disorders and can be defined as when a person has both a substance abuse disorder and a mental illness at the same time. Either disorder can develop first and typically symptoms worsen with the development of substance use to manage the symptoms of the mental health disorder. [...]
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The Process of Medical Stabilization for Opiate Addiction

Woman struggling with addiction Contributor: Sonja K. Negrean, RN BS, Assistant Director of Nursing at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center It is so easy to become addicted to opiates and so very difficult to break that addiction. Opiate drugs, this includes heroin, impact an individual on every level, physically, mentally and emotionally. Detox from opioid drugs is not quick [...]
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Roommates Triggering My Addiction in Residential Treatment

Roomates discussing residential treatment Being in residential addiction treatment can usually mean sharing a room with another addict. It can sometimes be triggering to be around someone else who is struggling, but learning effective coping skills can help you navigate your recovery and healing. Connection is Key It is common in addiction treatment to want to isolate and be [...]
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