Are you or a loved one struggling with a mental health or substance use disorder? If so, one of the first steps you can take is to seek help at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). From educational tools and treatment locators to 24/7 national helplines, SAMHSA offers numerous resources to help [...] Read More
Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center When it comes to substance use disorders, older individuals often go undiagnosed. Although substance use disorders tend to decline in older populations, they are still a growing concern, with nearly 1 million adults age 65 and older living with the condition . Because people are prone to [...] Read More
Opiate addiction is considered an epidemic in the United States . In fact, opiate overdose is one of the leading causes of death for Americans , and opiate withdrawal can be dangerous in and of itself. Some opiates are prescription medications, while synthetic opiates such as fentanyl are illegal. All opiates have a high potential [...] Read More
Asking yourself, “Do I have a problem with pain relievers and substance abuse?” is one of the first steps to getting help. Because addiction to pain relievers usually begins through the use of a prescription given by a doctor, and for those misusing pain relievers, it can be difficult to tell when the problem first [...] Read More
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