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, 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.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services 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.
  • 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.

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

The Leading Inhalant Addiction Treatment Center for Women

Inhalants are chemicals that can be found in certain household or workplace products and emit vapors or fumes, which can then be inhaled to produce a quick, often disorienting high. 

Sometimes referred to as huffing, sniffing, or bagging, inhalant abuse can cause mind-altering effects because of the fact that aerosols, gases, and volatile solvents act as depressants to the central nervous system.  

Chronic inhalant use can result in inhalant addiction and can produce irreversible side effects. As The Cleveland Clinic notes, inhalant abuse is most common in adolescents, but can occur in small children and can continue into adulthood. 

What Are Some Common Signs & Symptoms of Inhalant Addiction? 

With more than 1,000 commonly used products falling into four general categories — volatile solvents, aerosols, gases, and nitrites — the signs of inhalant use can vary. Generally speaking, though, some of the more common signs and symptoms that a woman or girl may experience include: 

  • Slurred speech 
  • Dizziness 
  • Drowsiness 
  • Glassy or watery eyes 
  • Vomiting 
  • Headaches 
  • Runny nose 
  • Chemical odors 
  • Poor hygiene 
  • Decrease in appetite 
  • Irritability 
  • Confusion 
  • Trouble concentrating 
  • Paranoia 

What Are the Causes & Risk Factors of Inhalant Addiction? 

Inhalants are inexpensive, easy to acquire, and legal, so those factors make them an appealing option for young women or girls looking for a quick high. 

There are more specific genetic and environmental risk factors that can make someone more prone to inhalant addiction, however. These include: 

  • Genetic: Family history of substance use disorders, personal history of antisocial or impulsive behaviors 
  • Environmental: History of physical or sexual abuse, high level of family conflict, low income, living in rural areas or areas with high unemployment rates 

What Is the Prevalence of Inhalant Addiction? 

Most research about inhalants looks at the prevalence of inhalant use among adolescents and young adults, as they are the most common users.  

Why Should I Seek Inhalant Addiction Treatment? 

When breathed in through the nose or mouth, inhalants quickly are absorbed into the bloodstream. That means that instead of having their intended effect of producing a temporary high, inhalants can cause some significant damage and have potentially fatal consequences without proper treatment. 

Some of the more common negative effects of inhalant use include: 

  • Brain damage 
  • Liver damage 
  • Kidney failure 
  • Respiratory distress 
  • Blindness 
  • Intestinal inflammation 
  • Ulcers 
  • Hallucinations 
  • Cardiac arrest 

What Does Inhalant Withdrawal Look Like? 

For any woman or girl who is struggling with inhalant use and decides to abruptly stop using these substances, there can be painful consequences. Your body may become dependent on inhalants over time, and the result of cutting them off can cause significant psychological and physical pain. 

Some common inhalant withdrawal symptoms include: 

  • Convulsions 
  • Cramps and chills 
  • Nausea 
  • Sweating 
  • Tremors 
  • Psychosis 
  • Panic attacks 
  • Agitation 

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center can help you through the withdrawal process in a safe environment with our ambulatory, nonmedical detoxification services for inhalant addiction. Once you’re stable, you’ll be able to receive therapeutic treatment during detox, helping you get an edge on the road to recovery. 

How Can I Choose the Right Inhalant Addiction Treatment? 

Inhalant use is particularly dangerous because of the risk for dire consequences even before inhalant addiction can develop. Otherwise healthy individuals can suffer sudden sniffing death when inhaling solvents, and all it takes is one wrong move. 

That potential for fatal consequences makes it extremely important to seek inhalant use treatment, and making that decision can quite literally save your life. 

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center understands that there is no one-size-fits-all inhalant addiction treatment. We believe that every woman or girl who has struggled with inhalant use is on a unique journey toward recovery, and we’ll treat you as an individual in every aspect of your care. 

Licensed therapists and other addiction specialists lead both of our levels of care for inhalant addiction. Depending on your needs, you’ll participate in either our residential program or partial hospitalization program (PHP). 

Residential care lets women and girls leave the worries of day-to-day routines behind to focus solely on recovery. At the residential level, you’ll engage in therapeutic programming and stay in one of our on-campus lodges. For women participating in PHP, you’ll take part in the same evidence-based modalities as our residents, but have the option to return home when treatment is not in session. 

What Is the Inhalant Addiction Treatment Experience Like? 

You’ll work with a team of experts who have your best interests in mind. Our staff will develop an inhalant addiction treatment plan that takes into account your unique needs and caters to your strengths.  

Despite the focus on individualized care at our treatment center, we still have common elements to our programming, many of which bring together other women and girls who have experienced similar struggles. These include: 

  • Medication management 
  • Individual therapy 
  • Group therapy 
  • Experiential therapy 
  • Family therapy 

We focus on community at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, both during your time with us and long after you complete treatment. Our detailed discharge plan will contain community resources and information about inhalant addiction support groups that can help prevent problems from reoccurring down the road. 

You’ll also have access to our passionate alumnae community, where you can reconnect with those who shared your experiences and celebrate successes along your journey. 

 This content was written on behalf of and reviewed by the clinical staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center. 

TK saved my life, and I am forever grateful for that. I now have been months free from my eating disorder... They really make sure you know your skills before you leave!

– A former resident
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