Mental Health and Addiction Articles and Resources

Below are the latest articles on mental health issues and process addictions, many of which often tie into substance abuse. In the “Mental Health Navigation” menu, click on the drop-down arrow to find evergreen, general information related to mental health conditions, as well as process addictions such as food addiction and sexual addiction.

Process Addictions and Eating Disorders: What Are the Connections?

Contributor:  Staff of Timberline Knolls Eating Disorder behaviors such as binging, purging and starvation serve a purpose for the affected individual. Process Addictions do, too. This is because these behaviors create a sense of positivity and wellbeing in the brain’s reward center. Therefore, these disordered behaviors are more about getting the “high,” and exerting control, [...]
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Connection Between Opioid Addiction and Mental Illness

Man on the beach fighting Opioid addiction Contributed by Staff Member of Timberline Knolls Opioids are effective pain relievers. Yet, they can also lead to dependence or addiction.  At the same time, patients with mental health issues are more vulnerable to become dependent on opioids. Alternately, long-term use of opioids can also heighten the risk of developing a mental health problem. Understanding [...]
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The Best Way To Manage Co-Occurring Mental Disorders For Long-Term Recovery

Manage Co-Occurring Mental Disorders - Addiction Hope Contributed by Staff of Timberline Knolls In the face of co-occurring mental disorders, vigilance and dedication to your treatment plan is foundational for long-term recovery. This includes carrying out the daily, tangible steps that are often necessary for emotional, mental, physical, spiritual and psychological soundness and well-being. This process may involve: Staying connected to ongoing [...]
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