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The Portland Oregon Drug Problem – Addiction Statistics You Need to Know

By |2019-07-12T22:37:22+00:00June 16th, 2019|

The Portland Oregon drug problem is scary, and identifying the true scale of the substance abuse problem here is key if effective remedies are to be found. Here is a sobering look at addiction in Oregon. “What many don’t realize is that someone with a serious addictions disorder is going to have their body fall apart in a relatively short period. They are going to become disabled, if they don’t die first. They’re going to end up costing the taxpayer an enormous amount of money treating their serious health conditions, and then they are [...]

An Open Letter to the Parents of Adult Alcoholics and Addicts

By |2019-07-18T15:32:12+00:00June 6th, 2019|

It is an unbelievably difficult transition. Your teenaged child who has an extensive personal history of substance abuse has just turned 18, and everything has changed. They are now adults in the eyes of the law, and you can no longer legally control what they choose to do. As adults, they can do whatever they want, but then they must face the consequences of their actions. On the other hand, nothing has changed. Adult or not, this is still your child – your flesh and blood. The paltry, arbitrary one-day distinction between 18 years and [...]

9 Truths about Sobriety that Everyone Should Know

By |2019-05-28T21:07:08+00:00May 14th, 2019|

"I personally believe this: we have only today; yesterday's gone and tomorrow is uncertain. That's why they call it the present. And sobriety really is a gift… For those who are willing to receive it." ~ Ace Frehley, member of  KISS, and author of No Regrets: a Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir Many people who enter an addiction recovery center do so because they are at their own personal “rock bottom” – physically, emotionally, and spiritually. They have finally reached the point where the consequences of their substance-abuse have made their life unmanageable. Not everyone has to [...]

How Big Pharma is Paying Kickbacks to Opioid Recovery Advocacy Groups

By |2017-07-07T22:47:12+00:00July 7th, 2017|

Why Big Pharma Donates Money to Opioid Advocacy Groups It raises questions when nonprofit opioid advocacy groups are being funded by pharmaceutical companies. These nonprofit organizations are set up as a way to protect patients’ rights. They also work hard to ensure patients get excellent care and treatment. There are many types of patient advocacy groups. However those who help addicted patients access opioid drugs for treatment are under speculation. New research has shown that many opiate advocacy groups are receiving funds from drug companies. This is a serious conflict of interest that must be [...]

Overdoses and Fraud Within the Florida Model of Rehab

By |2017-06-26T20:18:20+00:00June 26th, 2017|

Drug Overdoses and Insurance Fraud Within the Florida Drug Treatment Industry Drug overdoses, deaths, and insurance fraud are rampant within the Florida model of drug treatment facilities. The Florida Model of Drug Rehab When this model first came about, it was done with the best of intentions. The goal was to help patients function within a community, without relying on drugs to do so. In many, this involves sober living homes that offer a safe living environment. Prior to this, patients attend an inpatient drug detox center, and then go on to inpatient rehab. Once [...]

Ben Affleck Opens Up About Going to Alcohol Rehab

By |2017-03-23T17:00:48+00:00March 16th, 2017|

Actor Ben Affleck Reports Finishing Another Round of Alcohol Rehab Addicted celebrities are certainly not news, but when big name actors like Ben Affleck report that they’ve just finished getting alcohol treatment, the media pays attention. Ben reports having relapsed back into alcohol addiction in recent months, and this is not his first stay at alcohol rehab. News sources report that he completed an alcohol rehab in 2001. This latest bout of treatment took place almost immediate after the Oscar Awards. The question is, what is it that leads actors like Ben toward addictions? Actually, [...]

Northpoint Recovery – Currently Participates in the following Insurance plans and Networks:

By |2018-02-27T20:04:46+00:00February 20th, 2017|

In an effort to make high-quality drug detox and addiction treatment available to more people, Northpoint Recovery is working hard each day to get in-network with more insurance companies. Northpoint Recovery works with many insurance companies managing in-network and out-of-network coverage. Northpoint Recovery Currently Participates in the following Insurance plans and Networks: Humana Behavioral Health, Inc. Cigna Behavioral Health, Inc. ComPsych First Choice Health Network (FCHN) Idaho Physicians Netwosk (IPN) Multi Plan Inc. Pacific Source Health Plans MHNet Select Health Inc. USAMCO - USA Managed Care Organization Does Being In-Network Mean You Won't Pay Anything for [...]

Fentanyl in Washington State Endangers First Responders

By |2017-03-23T17:11:14+00:00September 8th, 2016|

“Whatever they’ve made, they’ve made it to look like a manufactured pill. It’s actually kind of sadistic. People think they’re taking Oxycodone…But now people are taking just a couple milligrams and they’re either dying or needing to be intubated. They may truly think that they’re taking Xanax, but it’s either something that’s really concentrated, potent, or it’s something different.” ~Dr. Marty Brueggemann, Chief Medical Officer at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. In 2016, the Drug Enforcement Agency issued a nationwide alert calling fentanyl—an extremely powerful opioid painkiller—a threat to public health and safety. Now law enforcement [...]

International Overdose Awareness Day—Remembering Those Lost to Addiction

By |2018-12-29T03:02:03+00:00August 30th, 2016|

Every August 31 since 2001 has been set aside as a day to publicly memorialize lost loved ones who were taken by the illness of addiction—International Overdose Awareness Day. Boise, New York, Los Angeles, other cities around the world will unite with memorials, vigils, and educational events. The hope is to raise public awareness, so this tragedy might finally be ended. It is also a day to send a heartfelt message to anyone currently battling any substance abuse disorder—the misuse of prescription opioid painkillers, addiction to illicit street drugs, or even alcoholism – "Drug overdoses [...]

US Surgeon General to ALL Doctors: “I Need Your Help to Stop the Opioid Epidemic”

By |2017-03-23T17:11:52+00:00August 29th, 2016|

"Many clinicians have told me they weren't aware of just how bad the problem had gotten. Many were not aware of the connection between the epidemic and prescribing habits." ~United States Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy Citing an "urgent health crisis", the US Surgeon General has written a letter to every doctor, dentist, and nurse practitioner in America, in hopes of addressing – and turning the tide on – the nation's opioid epidemic. This is the first time that anyone in that position has attempted to reach out in such a universal, collaborative manner. How [...]