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 Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Center for Women

Prescription drug use among adult women and adolescent girls is common in the United States. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)half of all girls and women used at least one prescription drug in the past 30 days. 

Unfortunately, for many girls and women, prescription drug use can turn into prescription drug abuse. This behavior, in turn, can lead to prescription drug addiction.  

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center offers individualized prescription drug addiction treatment for girls and women. Our experienced professionals can help you manage the symptoms of prescription drug addiction and regain control of your behavior. 

Common Signs & Symptoms of Prescription Drug Addiction 

The following behaviors could be warning signs that a woman or girl is struggling with prescription drug addiction: 

  • Trying to borrow or steal drugs that were prescribed to someone else 
  • Attempting to use a forged or stolen prescription 
  • Doctor shopping, or visiting several doctors to try to get multiple prescriptions 
  • Frequently claiming that they have lost their prescription medications so that they can get early refills 
  • Lying or otherwise being deceptive about where they’ve been or what they’ve been doing 
  • Using prescription drugs in greater amounts or more frequently than directed 

Depending on which drug a girl or woman has been using, here are some possible symptoms of prescription drug use: 

  • Constipation 
  • Rapid heart rate 
  • Confusion 
  • Mood swings 
  • Shallow breathing 
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Altered sleep patterns 
  • Dramatic changes in energy level 

Prescription Drug Use Statistics 

The following statistics about prescription drug use in the United States were reported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): 

  • A 2017 study revealed that about 18 million people age 12 or older had misused a prescription medication at least once in the previous 12 months. 
  • Every day, more than 5,000 people engage in prescription drug abuse for the first time. 
  • More than 14% of young adults ages 18-25 misused a prescription drug in the past year. 
  • Almost 5% of adolescents reported nonmedical prescription drug use in the past year. 

Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse 

Prescription drug use is safe when you follow the directions of the physician who wrote your prescription. But when your prescription drug use turns into prescription drug abuse or prescription drug addiction, you may be at risk for considerable harm. 

The negative effects of prescription drug addiction can include: 

  • Damage to your heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, and brain 
  • Legal problems, including being arrested and going to jail 
  • Physical injuries due to problems with coordination or perception 
  • Difficulty finding and keeping a job 
  • Financial problems 
  • Withdrawing from family and friends 
  • Social isolation 
  • Onset or worsening of mental health disorders 
  • Developing an overwhelming sense of despair or hopelessness 

What Happens During Prescription Drug Withdrawal? 

Prescription drug use can cause your body to adapt to the presence of the medication you’ve been taking. When you try to end your prescription drug use, you can develop several painful prescription drug withdrawal symptoms.  

Prescription drug withdrawal symptoms can vary depending on which prescription drug you’ve been using. The following are common symptoms of prescription drug withdrawal: 

  • Powerful cravings for prescription drugs 
  • Insomnia 
  • Anxiety  
  • Being confused or disoriented 
  • Panic attacks 
  • Racing heart rate 
  • Runny nose and watery eyes 
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting and diarrhea 
  • Muscle stiffness or muscle pain 
  • Severe cramping 

The intensity of prescription drug withdrawal symptoms can force you to continue your prescription drug use. But when you receive care at a treatment center that offers detoxification, you can get through the prescription drug withdrawal process safely and with minimal discomfort. 

Girls and women who receive care at our prescription drug addiction treatment center can take part in nonmedical, ambulatory detoxification, or detox. While you’re in prescription drug detox, you will be under the care of doctors, nurses, and other experts. 

Levels of Treatment for Prescription Drug Addiction 

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center provides two levels of treatment for prescription drug use.  

We offer residential prescription drug use treatment for adolescent girls ages 12-17 and adult women age 18 and olderWe also offer a partial hospitalization program, or PHP, for adult women who have been struggling with prescription drug use. 

  • Residential treatment for prescription drug use features round-the-clock care provided by a team of experienced professionals. This is our most intensive level of care for girls and women who have been struggling with prescription drug use. 
  • At the PHP level, prescription drug use treatment is provided during the day. When our PHP is not in session, you can return home, or you can live in one of our on-campus residences.  

A member of our team will be happy to explain the features and benefits of both levels of prescription drug addiction treatment.  

Types of Therapy to Treat Prescription Drug Addiction 

Prescription drug use impacts each girl or woman in a unique manner, and each person also responds to prescription drug addiction treatment differently.  

At our prescription drug addiction treatment center, you’ll complete a detailed evaluation so that we can develop an individualized treatment plan that meets your specific needs.  

Your individualized prescription drug addiction treatment plan at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center may include: 

  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) 
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) 
  • 12-Step education and support 
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) 
  • Individual, group, and family sessions 
  • Experiential therapies 

What Happens If I Relapse? 

The goal of treatment is to help you achieve long-term recovery free from illicit prescription drug use. Part of this process is helping you identify situations or experiences that may push you back into prescription drug use. These factors are commonly referred to as triggers. 

Unfortunately, you can’t always avoid triggers. And sometimes, triggers can cause you to return to prescription drug use. This is known as relapse.  

If you have a prescription drug use relapse, this doesn’t mean that your treatment was a failure. The skills you develop during prescription drug addiction treatment can help you stop a temporary relapse from becoming a long-term problem. 

When you complete treatment for prescription drug abuse at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, you’ll receive a detailed discharge plan. This plan will help you maintain progress in your recovery from prescription drug addiction. It will also identify resources that can help you if you feel like you may relapse or if you have had a slipup and returned to prescription drug use. 

Recovery from prescription drug addiction is a long-term process. When you choose Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, you can expect to receive the support you need every step of the way. 

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
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