Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 12/17/2020

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, 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, on-site 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.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services 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.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • 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.

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The Leading Drug Addiction Treatment Center for Women

Drug addiction is a disease that can have serious, even fatal, consequences if left untreated. Women or adolescent girls who are struggling with drug use are at risk for significant harm to their lives. 

 Mayo Clinic says that women and adolescent girls who are suffering from drug addiction are unable to control their drug use and continue to abuse drugs even if it causes damage to their health or relationships. 

Recognizing Drug Addiction 

Women and girls who are struggling with drug abuse may do certain things that could be warning signs that they need professional help. Acting out in these ways does not necessarily mean a girl or woman is suffering from drug addiction, but these behaviors could warrant a greater conversation. 

These are common warning signs of drug addiction: 

  • Urge to use drugs daily or several times a day 
  • Needs more drugs to feel the same effects 
  • Buys drugs even when she can’t afford them 
  • Does things she normally wouldn’t to get drugs 
  • Spends significant amount of time getting drugs 
  • Struggles to stop taking drugs after several attempts

What Does Drug Withdrawal Look Like? 

Struggling with drug use can lead a woman or girl to develop a tolerance to the drug she’s been using, making it harder to experience the same effects she did from lesser amounts. She may also start to suffer from withdrawal symptoms within hours of last taking the drug. 

Women and girls who are experiencing withdrawal symptoms may have stomach cramps and vomiting, and they will likely sweat and tremble. Some girls and women going through drug withdrawal also experience muscle pain and have trouble sleeping. 

Withdrawal symptoms can be painful and distressing, which is why many girls and women struggle to stop taking drugs. But with professional help, they can detox safely and begin the recovery process. 

Effects of Drug Addiction 

Without treatment, a woman or girl who is struggling with drug abuse will likely suffer from worsening drug addiction symptomsContinuing to use drugs can cause long-lasting harm to countless areas of a woman’s or girl’s life. In some cases, drug addiction can be deadly. 

These are common effects of drug addiction: 

  • Poor job performance or job loss 
  • Drop in grades or school expulsion 
  • Frequent arrest or incarceration 
  • Loss of relationships with loved ones 
  • Chronic health problems 
  • Financial instability 
  • Development of other mental health concerns 
  • Thoughts of suicide osuicide attempts 
  • Accidental overdose  

Benefits of Drug Addiction Treatment 

Even if it feels like you have drug addiction under control right now, professional treatment can empower you to take the wheel. 

Getting drug addiction treatment is the first step to making the positive changes you need to start living a sober life. You can enter detoxification, which is professional help for removing the drugs from your body in a way that minimizes painful and distressing withdrawal symptoms. Drug addiction treatment can also teach you coping tools that you can turn to when cravings arise. 

Many women and girls who seek drug addiction treatment also discover the power of building their recovery communitiesDrug addiction can feel isolating, but you will see that you are not alone in your recovery journey. 

Choosing the Right Drug Addiction Treatment 

Not every woman or girl who seeks drug addiction treatment is at the same place on the road to recovery. 

At Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, we offer residential drug addiction treatment and partial hospitalization programming (PHP) to meet women and girls where they are in their recovery process. 

  • Residential drug addiction treatment: Women and girls can benefit from a trauma-informed approach and round-the-clock care from our multidisciplinary team of experts. 
  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP): Adult women take part in structured, daylong treatment that offers them the chance to apply their new coping skills in real-life settings. 

Our team will take the time to understand your needs so we can recommend the level of care that’s best for you. 

Therapies Used to Treat Drug Addiction 

No two people heal the same way, and successful recovery often requires using a combination of multiple, evidence-based interventions. 

In many cases, drug addiction treatment begins with our ambulatory, nonmedical detoxification services. This helps women and girls rid their bodies of the drugs they’ve been using as safely and comfortably as possible. 

During your time at our drug addiction treatment center, you may experience: 

  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) 
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)  
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) 
  • Experiential therapies  
  • Motivational interviewing 
  • 12 steps of recovery 

You may take part in process and psychoeducational groups that cover topics such as coping skills, medication management, and skill-building. We also offer women and girls the opportunity to meet individually with a therapist twice a week. We can schedule these sessions based on progress and need.  

This content was reviewed and approved by the clinical staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center. 

Reflecting back, I can’t believe it’s been 4 years since my first stay at TK. I walked in unsure, frightened and hopeless. 12 weeks later, I walked away carrying hope that the staff and fellow patients instilled in me. The hope started to dwindle and this process repeated itself 3 more times. However, each time I discharged I walked away with news skills (thanks DBT), more sass and grew as a person with each stay.

I discharged from TK for the last time in April of 2017. I wasn’t fixed, frankly some days I didn’t even feel “better” but I was alive. I owed that to TK, especially the staff on Maple. I was truly blessed to be supported and loved by the staff. Our conversations were filled with sass and support, what more could I want?!

Okay, the part we’ve been waiting for. I’m currently 9 months into solid recovery. I can truly say I’m not just surviving, I’m thriving. In March I started TMS treatment at an outpatient level and have had incredible, life changing results. This treatment, mixed with the skills and support of TK I’m back in school finishing my bachelors in psychology and moving on to get my masters of social work.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I cannot express my gratitude enough for the staff who never gave up on me. I was hardy easy to deal with but was ALWAYS treated with respect and love. You guys are life changers and role models. My life is better because of the advice y’all have given me.

With much love,

– Kaitlyn
Why Choose Timberline Knolls?
Marks of Quality Care
  • Better Business Bureau (BBB)
  • Lemont Chamber of Commerce
  • Residential Eating Disorders Consortium
  • The Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal of Approval