Tag Archives: Women

Perinatal Marijuana Use May Hold Potential Risks for the Developing Child

Alcohol and pregnancy and Perinatal Marijuana Use Dr. Mark Gold’s Research You Can Use Cannabis legalization and emerging new literature are suggesting to some that marijuana is safe and the “medicinal” use of cannabis has increased. Perinatal Marijuana Use has increased considerably during pregnancy as the demographics of pregnancy and cannabis use overlap. Use of cannabis has also increased in women of [...]
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High-Achieving Executive Women and Addiction

Woman at work struggling with addiction and other Substance Use Disorders Contributor: Staff member at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Women with high-achieving personalities are often accomplished and successful. So, what is the connection between executive women and addiction? 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 [...]
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Women & Alcohol: What College-Aged Women Need to Know

adolescents and substance abuse - Girl drinking alcohol Contributor: Staff of Timberline Knolls Residential Center Going off to college can provide a sense of starting a new chapter in life, a feeling of freedom from parents, a chance to explore the real world, and beginning to make decisions for oneself. After the stress of choosing the right college, enrolling in classes and picking out [...]
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Cocaine Addiction in Women: Risk Factors & Warning Signs

Woman in fur hat struggling with cocaine addiction in women Contributor: Megan Wilson, BS, CADC, of Timberline Knolls Residential Center There is no question that gender plays a role in the development and experience of mental health issues, and cocaine addiction in women is no exception. Research indicates that women are more likely to use cocaine at an earlier age, take it in higher quantities, [...]
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Opiate Addiction in Women: Research & Statistics

Woman sitting by the sea with opioid addiction Contributor: Staff Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Opiate addiction has become such a big problem in the United States that it is now considered an epidemic, causing 20,101 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers and 12,990 overdose deaths related to heroin use in 2015 alone [1]. Opiates are a class of drugs that vary [...]
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