Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to the Coronavirus.
As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center to keep our patients/clients/guests, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, visitation is no longer allowed at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Alternate methods of communication, including telehealth, are being vetted and may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • Screening protocols have been enhanced.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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Alcohol-Related Deaths Rising – Particularly Among Women

According to a new study reported in the journal JAMA Network Open, the rate of alcohol-induced deaths among women increased between 3.1% and 3.6% a year from 2000 to 2016. Deaths for men increased 1.4% to 1.8% each year.

Statistics report that the rates have particularly accelerated in recent years, with the average annual increase for women being 7.1% between 2013 and 2016. For men, it was 4.2% between 2012 and 2016.

“The opioid crisis has generated the most attention in the media, and certainly in Washington as well, but this study demonstrates that America has had a serious alcohol problem for decades,” Dr. Timothy Brennan, director of the Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s in New York City, said in a recent article in Health Day.

Brennan, who was not involved in the study, added, “This study really underlines the ongoing public health menace of alcohol use disorder and risky and dangerous drinking.”

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), women are at higher risk for alcohol poisoning due to the physiological makeup of their bodies. Women tend to weigh less than men. In addition, alcohol resides in the body’s water supply, and women carry less water than men. This means that women will have higher blood alcohol levels than men of comparable weight even if they’ve consumed the same amount of alcohol.

It’s important to reduce the stigma related to alcohol use disorder and substance abuse, particularly among women. Individuals should be able to seek treatment without feeling shame.

Hope and help are available. If you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol use disorder or another substance use disorder, seek help from a professional who is trained in treating addiction.

For more information about treatment at Timberline Knolls for women who are grappling with alcohol use disorder, please visit www.timberlineknolls.com/alcohol-addiction/.