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Northpoint Recovery is the premier drug and alcohol rehab, detox, and treatment facility in the Northwestern United States.

New Year, New Beginning

By |2019-01-02T20:53:52+00:00January 2nd, 2019|

New Year, New Beginning What was your New Year's resolution? Most people want to lose weight, exercise more, or just get healthier in general. Do you or someone you love need help to kick addiction for good? "We see a lot of poeple reaching out right after the New Year to really say, I've had it, I need to change something in my life, this last holiday season was not great, and I need to do something different." ~ Steve Laats, VP of Operations for Northpoint Recovery, featured by Jessica Taylor [...]

Finding Hope to Prevent Relapse

By |2018-12-28T18:34:19+00:00December 26th, 2018|

Finding Hope to Prevent Relapse Recently, Northpoint Recovery's Robert Castan interviewed to spread the word on recovery and relapse during the Holiday Season. Robert shared his own struggles of being homeless and an alcoholic in the interview with Karen. After Robert's own successful recovery, he has spent his time assisting others to be as fortunate. Robert co-founded Northpoint Recovery in Boise, Idaho in 2014 to help share his experiences further. "I am extremely proud of what we have created at Northpoint Recovery, we get to do something we love and help people change their lives" [...]

Maintaining Sobriety during the Holidays

By |2018-12-28T14:26:22+00:00December 17th, 2018|

The most wonderful time of the year? For most people, the holidays are stressful times filled with expectations, parties, and spending large amounts of money. However, for those who are struggling with addiction, the holidays can become an even more stressful time. Robert Castan and Janice Fulkerson from Northpoint Recovery spoke with Gemma Gaudette from Idaho Matters. They went over how to manage the stress of the holidays while dealing with addiction. Understanding Addiction You’ve probably heard people say that addiction is a disease. It’s possible that when you first [...]

Changes in Legislature Bring Hope to Recovery

By |2018-11-23T15:37:46+00:00November 23rd, 2018|

Historically, addiction hasn’t been a topic many people are openly willing to discuss, but that is all changing. In recent decades, our society has become more open with digital communication,  resulting in information spreading faster than ever before in human history. Due to the opioid crisis and the overwhelming need to help those with addiction treatment, the federal legislature is stepping in to provide further assistance. Legislation Changes to Assist Addiction Bipartisan bill is a prime example of our federal government responding to the overwhelming feedback and discussion surrounding addiction, [...]

International Overdose Awareness Day

By |2019-01-07T20:15:31+00:00September 9th, 2018|

International Overdose Awareness Day “No area of the United States is exempt from this epidemic – we all know a friend, family member, or loved one devastated by opioids” ~ CDC Principal Deputy Director Anne Schuchat, M.D. We attended International Overdose Awareness Day because too many people are dying unnecessarily. Each day over 115 people overdose on opioids and die in the United States (National Institute on Drug Abuse, 2018). From January 2017 to January 2018 the US saw an increase in overdose deaths by 6.3%, which the CDC reports is an underreported number based [...]

9 Truthful Songs About Addiction and Recovery

By |2018-12-10T17:44:24+00:00August 23rd, 2018|

Music. When it comes to artistic expression that communicates the depth of the human experience, there is nothing like it. Sure, we are moved by beautiful artwork, literature, theater, and dance. Oh, but, music! It has a way of reaching in and grabbing us by the soul. One author wrote in Psychology Today that “music is a universal language.” We hear lyrics that speak to us and immediately feel a profound human connection. This connection transcends race, gender, economic status, and social barriers. This is especially true when it comes to songs about addiction [...]

8 Confessions of a Heroin Junkie

By |2018-12-29T02:01:58+00:00June 22nd, 2018|

Addiction to heroin crept up on me. It started with a prescription for opioids to manage pain after I had a car accident. It’s hard to believe that a legal drug would have been the catalyst for a decade long bout abusing heroin. This isn’t uncommon sadly and many won’t ever get out of the cycle. I did eventually get clean. I was one of the lucky ones. A chronic heroin abuser will experience a 97% relapse rate. Most people using heroin will die of an overdose within 10 years of first starting. My [...]

Everything You Might Want to Know About the Top 13 Antidepressants on the Market

By |2018-12-29T02:02:36+00:00June 12th, 2018|

Depression is a debilitating disorder that is widely affecting people all over the world. There are many antidepressants that are designed to help all types of depressive disorders. So which ones are the best for managing certain types of depressions? Well, a list was put together by IMS Health where they talk about the 100 most prescribed drugs. Some of the antidepressants on this list were quite high on the overall list. The likes of Cymbalta was three times more prescribed that than the next most prescribed antidepressant. Addiction and [...]

How Likely is Abuse of Desoxyn and Why?

By |2018-12-06T16:41:46+00:00June 7th, 2018|

Desoxyn abuse today has a lot to do with how the prescription medication is managed. How Likely is Abuse of Desoxyn and Why? It was approved for the treatment of ADHD in 2010. The DEA has stated that there were over 16,000 prescriptions filled for the drug in 2012. This brand name drug is a methamphetamine hydrochloride. It works on the central nervous system as a stimulant. This calms down the symptoms that often occur with the disorder. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a recent development within behavioral disorders. It was mentioned in [...]

Verne Troyer: His Battles with Alcoholism and Depression

By |2018-12-29T02:03:20+00:00May 26th, 2018|

On April 21, 2018, Verne Troyer, the actor who shot to fame for his hilarious portrayal of “Mini-Me” in the Austin Power movies, died after a hard-fought personal war against alcoholism and depression. Although the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office has deferred an official cause of death pending further tests, spokesperson Ed Winter said, “He was admitted with a very high level of alcohol in his system.” Winter also noted that Troyer’s case was reported as a “possible suicide”. Did Alcohol Directly Cause Verne Troyer’s Death? Just weeks prior to [...]