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 Marijuana Addiction Treatment Center for Women

Marijuana is a popular drug for medicinal and recreational purposes that is fully legalized in some states, but it’s still a controversial substance that carries the potential for abuse. 

Tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, is the main active ingredient in marijuana and is what leads to the “high” associated with smoking marijuana or consuming it in other forms. The THC tells the brain of any woman or girl to release dopamine, which can provide a feeling of euphoria and possibly interfere with how her brain processes information. 

That high is part of the reason marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States, according to the CDC. Without proper precautions, thinking that it’s just a way to take the edge off can turn what seems like casual, recreational marijuana use into marijuana addiction. 

What Are Some Common Signs & Symptoms of Marijuana Addiction? 

You may know several women and girls who engage in marijuana use due to its popularity and increasing availability. But it’s important to be able to distinguish what separates recreational or medical use of the substance from marijuana abuse. 

Here are some common signs that may indicate that it might be time to seek professional treatment for marijuana addiction: 

  • Impaired coordination 
  • Increased appetite 
  • Bloodshot eyes 
  • Inability to concentrate 
  • Decreased motivation 
  • Dryness of the mouth 
  • Cough unrelated to illness 
  • Reduced muscle strength 
  • Loss of motor skills 
  • Delayed reaction time 
  • Fatigue 
  • Panic or fear reactions 
  • Paranoia 

What Are the Causes & Risk Factors of Marijuana Addiction? 

The reasons a woman or girl may engage in marijuana use or marijuana abuse can vary depending on several genetic and environmental factors. These include: 

  • Genetic: Family history of substance abuse 
  • Environmental: Exposure to marijuana use at an early age, childhood adversity, history of mental or physical abuse, easy access to marijuana, peer pressure, lack of adequate social skills, personal history of substance use or mental health disorders 

What Is the Prevalence of Marijuana Addiction? 

The most commonly used illicit drug in the world, 55 million people (16.9% of the population) in the United States engaged in marijuana use in 2019. Some additional statistics paint a more complete picture of the demographics of marijuana addiction in the U.S. 

Why Should I Seek Marijuana Addiction Treatment? 

Marijuana use can have undesirable short-term effects like impaired motor and cognitive skills, elevated heart rate, anxiety, and paranoia. If you don’t seek proper marijuana addiction treatment, you put yourself at greater risk for some of the following long-term consequences as well: 

  • Developing other substance use disorders 
  • Heart attack and stroke 
  • Developing certain cancers 
  • Sleep troubles 
  • Possible trouble with the law, depending on the legality of the marijuana use 
  • Poor performance in school or at work 
  • Strained relationships 
  • Financial concerns 

By deciding to receive marijuana addiction treatment, you can stop any potential long-term damage in its tracks and begin to get the help you need to live a more fulfilling life free of substances. 

How Can I Choose the Right Marijuana Addiction Treatment? 

Marijuana abuse can leave any woman or girl in a state of emotionally stunted growth and can make it difficult to successfully navigate relationships, excel in academics, or find a fulfilling career. Without the right treatment, what may have initially been a way to unwind can turn into addiction. 

Deciding that you’re ready for marijuana addiction treatment is a big step. But to make true progress toward improving your outcome, you need to find the type of care that addresses you as an individual rather than a number. 

At Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, we make sure your treatment experience is unique to you. We use a whole-person approach to identify the root of your struggles so that we can provide the treatment you need to live the life you deserve. 

Depending on your current needs, you’ll either take part in residential treatment or our partial hospitalization program (PHP).  

Residential care gives women and girls the opportunity to step away from their daily stressors, participate in our marijuana addiction treatment programming, and stay in one of our on-campus lodges. Our PHP includes full participation in our therapeutic offerings during the day while giving you the chance to return home at night and on the weekends. Oncampus housing is provided if needed.  

What Is the Marijuana Addiction Treatment Experience Like? 

Like all programming at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, our marijuana addiction treatment uses evidence-based practices to help women and girls quickly gain a foothold in the recovery process. 

Our team of licensed therapists and other addiction treatment professionals will provide you with a specific treatment plan that caters to your strengths, but all residents will experience some common elements in our programming, which may include: 

  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) 
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) 
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) 
  • 12Step recovery principles  
  • Group therapy 
  • Family therapy 
  • Individual therapy 
  • Experiential therapy 
  • Medication management 

At the conclusion of your treatment, we’ll make sure you’re set up for long-term success and support. We’ll provide you with a detailed discharge plan and help you sign up to be part of our thriving, nationwide alumnae network. 

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