Compassionate Fentanyl Addiction Treatment Based on Medical Excellence
In addition to being experts in the treatment of eating disorders, the dedicated staff at Timberline Knolls is fully committed to helping adolescent girls and women overcome co-occurring conditions and chemical dependency concerns, including addictions to fentanyl and derivatives of this harmful substance.
Understanding the worry and trepidation associated with overcoming the feelings and emotions related to fentanyl and/or synthetic fentanyl abuse, we at Timberline Knolls aim to support each woman on her healing and recovery journey. We strive to inspire hope in each resident’s ability to reclaim their lives from the powerful grips of such an addiction by offering relentless compassion and unconditional, joyful spirit to all who come for care.
Additionally, while our staff assesses and treats the many factors that may have led our residents to abuse fentanyl or fentanyl derivatives, each resident is afforded with a full substance abuse assessment to determine if the abuse of other drugs and/or alcohol need to be addressed in treatment. Our staff is especially attuned to identifying the other forms of substance abuse that often accompany fentanyl or other opioid abuse problems, and, when necessary, we can supply care for additional chemical dependency concerns at the same time. Furthermore, we work to ensure that any and all other psychiatric concerns are identified so that the individuals who come for treatment at Timberline Knolls are receiving the full spectrum of services they need to live healthier and more satisfying lives.
Unlike other residential treatment centers, Timberline Knolls truly aims to identify and treat each and every one of the underlying conditions and potential stressors that could compromise the recovery process. We hope that each person who seeks out our services will develop the skills and confidence needed to break the hold on whatever addictive thought process or behaviors have prevented them from being able to live healthy lives, and it is through our renowned programming that we strive to help residents avoid future relapses.
In choosing to come to Timberline Knolls to overcome a fentanyl and/or synthetic fentanyl abuse problem, each resident’s strengths and inherent ability to make life better will be focused on. By way of individualized treatment planning, approaches that are medically-based and research-backed, and true dedication from expertly trained staff, every adolescent girl and woman at Timberline Knolls will be able to defeat addictions to drugs like fentanyl or synthetic fentanyl and begin living authentic and prosperous lives.
What Makes Our Fentanyl Dependence Treatment Plans Successful?
The most effective approaches to substance abuse treatment and recovery consider all available information about the resident and leverage the experience of a diverse treatment staff to customize each woman’s treatment program. This collaborative approach is one of the distinguishing elements of fentanyl and synthetic fentanyl abuse and addiction treatment at a leading treatment center like Timberline Knolls. It is also one of the reasons why so many outpatient drug abuse and addiction specialists refer us to their patients who need more intensive treatment, or who have struggled to sustain recovery in an outpatient setting.
An assessment of a woman’s treatment needs begins early on in our admissions review process. We ask both the woman and her family to provide information about her history with substance abuse, roadblocks to success in work or school, and challenges with loved ones. We also request her consent to speak with previous addiction treatment providers to gather additional information about medical history, psychiatric history, past substance abuse treatment progress, and stumbling blocks to achieving or maintaining recovery from a dependence on fentanyl or derivatives of this medication.
Thorough Intake Assessment
Once she is admitted, each woman undergoes a comprehensive medical and psychiatric assessment. She is then assigned a substance abuse treatment team with several members whom she will meet with individually after she settles in on campus. Members of this team may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Primary therapy
- Family therapist
- Psychiatrist (MD)
- Internal medicine physician (MD)
- Addiction specialist
- Registered dietician (RD)
Each treatment team member provides an assessment within the woman’s first days at Timberline Knolls. The findings are integrated and reviewed with our entire clinical staff, including other therapists and psychiatrists. As a result, our full knowledge about successful addiction treatment is integrated into each woman’s treatment plan.
Taking Ownership of Treatment
We believe it is critical for each woman to take ownership of her treatment and recovery from the outset.
Once her addiction treatment plan is formulated, our team’s recommendations are shared with the woman in her first care conference, which will include her primary therapist, family therapist, psychiatrists, discharge planner, nursing staff, and lodge staff. This collaborative approach accommodates her input into the goals for her treatment and allows her to choose several elective elements of her program. She will be asked to sign off on her treatment objectives and the progression of her treatment plan for Fentanyl abuse or addiction, and any other co-occurring disorders. This conference also sets the stage for ongoing collaboration between the woman and her treatment team throughout her stay in residential treatment.
Looking Forward to Recovery
Following the initial care conference, the treatment team will meet weekly throughout the resident’s stay and consult each other informally to monitor her progress and to make sure her recovery needs are being fully supported. If new symptoms appear, a woman may also undergo additional psychological testing or medical evaluation to ensure her fentanyl or synthetic fentanyl addiction treatment considers all relevant aspects of her health.
Additionally, women with other medical symptoms or complications from fentanyl, synthetic fentanyl, or other substance abuse, or an eating disorder may be referred to consulting healthcare providers such as a neurologist, orthopedic surgeon, cardiologist, gynecologist, dentist, or gastroenterologist when necessary.
What Will You Experience At Our Treatment Center?
A woman’s experience at Timberline Knolls may differ dramatically from other rehabs or substance abuse treatment programs that were attended in the past.
That is by design.
Comprehensive, Integrated Treatment and Recovery
There is no miracle cure for fentanyl or synthetic fentanyl addiction.
Each person who wishes to overcome a dependence on fentanyl or synthetic fentanyl must learn the skills needed to abstain from further abuse of these types of substances. They must become familiar with the triggers that drive the need to misuse these drugs and develop the confidence required to remain drug-free. While at our center, women learn about their own decision-making processes that have led them down of the path of substance abuse, and hone the techniques that they will need to make better choices in the future. Our caring staff supports each woman during her recovery journey and does so with such dedication that residents ultimately begin to experience improved self-confidence and the ability to make better choices that can serve well for a lifetime.
Comprehensive and individualized addiction treatment plans use approaches proven to help women learn to manage their emotions and develop the tools to recover from fentanyl and synthetic fentanyl dependency. Specific examples include:
- One-on-one therapy sessions
- Expressive and experiential therapy
- Education about disease processes and recovery
- Meal support and regular consultation with dietary staff
- Group sessions to teach and practice behavior modification and emotion management
- Family therapy (including family participation)
- 12-Step facilitation
- Onsite and offsite 12-Step meetings
- Weekly psychiatric consultation
- Trauma awareness and recovery
- Educational services for school-age women
Expressive Therapy Provides a Productive Outlet for Complex Emotions
Expressive therapy has been clinically proven to promote healing and recovery, in addition to providing a needed creative outlet for women during their treatment and beyond. Our expressive therapy program includes a variety of outlets a woman can select based on her personal interests. These can include the following:
- Art therapy in a historical art studio that supports painting, sculpture, and other media
- Dance/movement therapy
- Empowerment group (experiential trauma recovery)
- Movement therapy in our onsite fitness center
- Outdoor recreation such as volleyball, basketball, soccer, badminton, or gardening on our 43-acre campus
What is Our Approach to Detoxification and Withdrawal from Fentanyl Addiction?
Even though the programming at Timberline Knolls is holistic in nature, we do recognize that fentanyl addiction, and an addiction to synthetic fentanyl, necessitates medical care in order to best serve the individuals we treat. Chemical dependency, after all, is a medical disease that does require stabilization in order to help a person advance in his or her recovery.
Beyond just the contributing factors that led to the development of the addiction in the first place, successful fentanyl and synthetic addiction treatment must address and treat the physiological factors of chemical dependency as well. At Timberline Knolls, we include this type of care in our programming when a woman comes to us looking to heal and recover from chemical dependency concerns and we make each individual’s personal wellbeing and safety a top priority when administering such treatment.
Depending on the treatment needs of the resident, our staff may recommend medication assisted treatment in the form of the prescription medication Suboxone, which is specifically designed to alleviate the withdrawal symptoms associated with fentanyl addiction. The need for this type of intervention is determined on a case-by-case basis, as some residents may not require pharmaceutical intervention in order to get through this phase of their care. Additionally, our medical staff members are on-hand to regularly monitor residents’ withdrawal processes so as to safeguard their health, and our qualified nursing staff is available 24 hours per day should a resident require support during detoxification.
How Do We Treat Co-Occurring Disorders with Fentanyl Abuse?
Given the complex nature of treating fentanyl and/or synthetic fentanyl addiction, we, at Timberline Knolls, aim to offer the most comprehensive and all-inclusive treatment available to every resident who comes through our doors. In order to fulfill this initiative, we strive to help adolescent girls and women in the following ways:
- We hope to alleviate the current physical pain and/or discomfort associated with fentanyl or synthetic fentanyl withdrawal so that the therapeutic aspect of our programming can be effectively navigated.
- In order to quell overpowering emotions associated with past trauma, we supply forums in which residents can work through past experiences in a safe and productive manner.
- So as to help residents experience a decrease in the emotional turmoil they are experiencing, we offer numerous interventions that are designed to identify and treat co-occurring conditions that could otherwise hinder recovering from a fentanyl or synthetic fentanyl addiction.
When a woman is suffering from a co-occurring condition at the same time as an addiction to fentanyl or synthetic fentanyl, there is a good possibility that she may not be as successful in her recovery process if said condition is not treated at the same time. Many individuals who battle chemical dependency concerns also struggle with co-occurring disorders, and are able to achieve the drug-free lives they desire when comprehensive care is received. Given this fact, Timberline Knolls is pleased to offer care for a wide range of co-occurring concerns so that each and every one of our residents is able to make great strides towards living truly healed and recovered lives.
Examples of conditions that can coexist with fentanyl or synthetic fentanyl addiction are:
- Bipolar disorder
- Anxiety disorders, including phobias and panic disorder
- Eating disorders
- Posttraumatic stress disorder(PTSD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Various other compulsive behaviors
- Other substance use disorders
As previously stated, when a woman comes to our center, each one of her treatment needs are assessed in order to identify and treat any and all co-occurring concerns that may be present. In the event a resident is grappling with a mental illness, such as one of the disorders listed above, in addition to fentanyl or synthetic fentanyl abuse, we will do all that we can to incorporate the necessary interventions that will support a healthy and long-lasting recovery.
To learn more about fentanyl and synthetic fentanyl abuse and addiction, as well as recovery at Timberline Knolls, call one of our experienced admissions counselors today. We accept adolescent and adult women for admission seven days a week.