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.

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Preventing Drug Addiction Relapse, Creating Long-Term Recovery

It is difficult to understand why relapse happens. Learning to prevent relapse and how to get back on track is crucial to long-term recovery. Timberline Knolls provides the necessary resources and support to give our clients the best chance of finding lasting success.

Drug Relapse and Recovery

Participating in and completing treatment to overcome an addiction to substances is quite the accomplishment. For many, it means confronting the emotional and psychological factors that may have led to the development of the addiction in the first place, while also preparing for a future that no longer includes substance abuse. And while it may seem simple to those who do not struggle with chemical dependency concerns, the reality of the situation is that defeating an addiction can be rife with challenges that make achieving sobriety something to be celebrated.

Given the challenges associated with maintaining sobriety, it is imperative for individuals who recently completed treatment to partake in follow-up services. Many programs provide aftercare recommendations to recently discharged women so that they have the specific services and resources spelled out for them that will enable them to build upon their recovery progress. Additionally, by participating in the aftercare services that are recommended, there is an increased likelihood that a person will be able to resist the urge to return to substance abuse once more.

However, should a person complete treatment but not engage in follow-up services, there is a greater possibility that she may relapse. Relapse occurs when an individual is not able to stick to her commitment to her sobriety and resumes the use of drugs and/or alcohol. Not to be misconstrued as a character flaw, failure, or weakness, relapse is something that can happen following the completion of treatment, yet can be avoided or amended by remaining connected to resources and the support needed to continue on the path of recovery.

Reasons Why People Relapse

There are many reasons why an individual may succumb to the abuse of substances following the completion of treatment. Among the many that are frequently reported by those in recovery, the following are the most common:

  • Overwhelming cravings for a particular drug or drugs of choice
  • Stress at school, work, or home
  • Encountering a situation in which the temptation to use is overpowering
  • Experiencing moments in which one is questioning if being sober is worth it
  • Feeling as though one has no other option but to use drugs and/or alcohol

The above reasons are but a few examples of the situations or circumstances that can cause an otherwise motivated person to resort to substance abuse again. Furthermore, the aforementioned reasons are those that further support why it is important for an individual to maintain a system of support following treatment and to participate in aftercare services once a higher level of care has been completed.

How to Prevent Drug Relapse

As stated, experiencing a relapse is not to be viewed as a fault if it occurs. Recovery takes time and readjusting to living life as a sober person can involve a great deal of trial and error. There will be triumphs and setbacks, moments of self-doubt, and periods in which an individual may feel empowered by her ability to remain sober. What is important to remember, however, is that each day that one reaffirms her commitment to sobriety and remains substance-free is a victory.

If you or someone you care about has recently completed treatment and wishes to remain sober for the long-term, it could be helpful to adhere to the following recommendations for how to prevent relapse and maintain recovery:

  • Engage in the recommended aftercare services immediately after completing treatment.
  • If you were not provided with a discharge plan, consult with other professionals or give yourself an education on the aftercare services available to you and arrange to begin a program.
  • Talk about your plans for maintaining your sobriety with a few loved ones so that you have support from those you care about most.
  • Be sure to practice your coping skills.
  • Consider joining a support group in your community.
  • Secure a sponsor if you do not have one already. Also, once you have a sponsor, be sure to remain in regular contact with him or her.
  • Avoid people, places, and things that may trigger you to abuse substances.
  • Make a daily schedule for yourself and stick to it.
  • Seek more intensive treatment again if you feel you need it.

By following through on the above suggestions, you will be better able to hold true to your commitment to your sobriety and avoid relapse in the present and future.

For further guidance on how you or someone you care about can prevent relapse, or to learn about the treatment options available, feel free to contact us at Timberline Knolls today. Let us help you live the healed and recovered life that you deserve.

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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