Pathophysiology: Alcoholism is a serious medical disease with signs and symptoms that vary depending on the amount and frequency of consumption. Progressing alcoholism will significantly disrupt the lives of users and their families. Symptoms involves Loss of control over amount consumed once they begin drinking, Regular inattention to family and professional obligations, Dangerous behaviors that carry risk of legal, financial and/or health consequences for themselves and others, Increase in expressions of anger or other emotions, especially in inappropriate settings, Insomnia, which may be followed by oversleeping.
Symptoms: Our psychiatrists, internal medicine physicians, nurses and therapists are not only experts in prescription drug abuse and addiction treatment. They also have a comprehensive understanding of other psychiatric, psychological and medical conditions that may lie at the root of misuse of prescription medications. They assess each woman’s entire history of substance abuse, as well as symptoms of pain, anxiety and depression. They may uncover related addictions, such as alcoholism, that may have developed prior to or along with long-term dependence on prescription drugs.
Treatment: The most successful approaches to substance abuse treatment and recovery consider all available information about a resident and leverage the experience of our entire staff to customize each woman’s treatment program. This collaborative approach is one of the distinguishing elements of prescription drug addiction treatment at a leading rehab centre like Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center. It’s also one of the reasons why so many leading outpatient drug abuse and addiction specialists refer to us their patients who need more intensive treatment, or who have struggled to sustain recovery in an outpatient setting.