Alcohol abuse is most likely to be the most common form of addiction. According to the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, around 8 to 9 percent of adults in the United States struggle with alcohol in some way. If you know that you are one of them, then you are most likely looking [...] Read More
Though originally developed to treat individuals with borderline personality disorder and suicidal thoughts, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is now used to treat a wide variety of mental health issues and is used in addiction recovery. The term dialectical refers to ideas and opinions that are opposing, and DBT focuses on the concept that a person [...] Read More
Alcohol is involved in over a quarter of all suicides, which equates to 7500 annually . Suicide is 120 times more prevalent among adult alcoholics than the general population. Alcohol abusers have higher rates of both attempted and completed suicide than non-abusers and more than 1/3rd of suicide victims used alcohol just prior to death. [...] Read More
Have you ever noticed how dogs seem to notice or smell something and bolt away from their owner without a moment’s hesitation? They seem to be on autopilot, hunting, sniffing, exploring. Dogs have learned to associate (not consciously) a smell or sound with an action they should take. In fact you see it all over [...] Read More
Contributed by Staff of Timberline Knolls While the debate about how substance abuse and addiction occurs rages on, it is well understood that there is no single factor responsible. Many individuals who struggle with addiction likely have a variety of different factors that cumulate to increase their susceptibility to addiction behaviors. This may include both environmental [...] Read More
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