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Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center treats women ages 12+ with eating disorders, alcohol & substance abuse, and mood disorders.

19 Mar 2013

Addictions, Trauma and Family Systems Conference Featuring Renowned Addiction Author, Speaker and Trainer, Dr. Claudia Black

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center is hosting a special half- day conference for behavioral health professionals, 8 a.m.2 p.m., Thursday, April 18, 2013 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, 301 E. North Water Street in Chicago. The conference, “Addiction, Trauma and Family Systems,” will feature keynote speaker Dr. Claudia Black , nationally renowned addiction and codependency author, speaker and trainer, as well as Dr. Kim Dennis , CEO and medical director of Timberline Knolls, a leading residential treatment center in Lemont, Ill. for women and adolescent girls struggling with eating disorders, addiction, trauma, mood and co-occurring disorders.

“Millions of Americans struggle with addiction, trauma and other devastating disorders,” said Kim Dennis , MD of Timberline Knolls. “Our goal is to shed light on the latest research and findings in the therapeutic field.”

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9 Jan 2013

Timberline Knolls Warns Certain Eating Disorders Predict Illicit Drug Use

Adolescents and young adults who overeat or binge eat are more likely to use illicit drugs. A recent study in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine reports both binge eating and overeating predicted the onset of marijuana use and overeating predicted the onset of both marijuana and other drug use. Binge eating on the other hand, indicated the onset of obesity/overweight and depression symptoms.

“Once the brain’s reward pathway is primed by the rewarding effects of repeated overeating or binge eating, the individual becomes more susceptible to getting hooked on the rewarding aspects of using illicit substances,” said Kim Dennis MD, CEO and medical director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center. “The loss of control aspect of each illness also likely reflects dysfunction in the prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain that helps us to inhibit impulses and tolerate delayed gratification.”

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11 Oct 2012

Midwest Eating Disorders Conference Focuses on Wellness, Not Weight

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center today announced it is sponsoring the upcoming 2012 Annual Midwest Eating Disorders Conference, put on by the national non-profit ANAD. This year, the theme will be Wellness, Not Weight: Working Together Across the Full Spectrum of Eating Disorders. The conference, held 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday, October 26 at the Marriott Oak Brook in Oak Brook, Ill., is open to both mental health professionals and the public. Continuing education credit for professionals will be available through Timberline Knolls and The Institute for Continuing Education.

“The conference is a great place to connect, collaborate and build professional networks while having the opportunity to learn and share the latest knowledge from leading eating disorder professional leaders,” said Laura Discipio LCSW, executive director at ANAD.

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2 Oct 2012

Special Screening of Film “America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments” Held at Towson University

Is America obsessed with dieting? This thought-provoking question will be explored and exposed in the compelling new documentary, “America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments” by director Darryl Roberts.

Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center and Towson University are hosting a free special screening of Roberts’ groundbreaking film. The event will be held from 6:00- 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16 in the West Commons Ballroom A, Towson University, 8000 York Road in Towson, Md. The event, free and open to the public, will offer complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments as well as a panel discussion of eating disorder experts post screening.

“Towson University has been celebrating Love Your Body week for five years. We’re excited to be screening ‘America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments’ with Timberline Knolls during this important week because of the director’s commitment to challenging the media industry’s idealization of thinness,” said Jaime Fenton, PhD, psychologist and coordinator of eating disorder services at Towson University. “Our cultural obsession with thinness impacts the ability of college students to appreciate their bodies, and contributes to the development of eating disorders. Creating greater awareness is a step in the right direction to improve the body image among Towson University students. This film accomplishes that goal.”

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