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Police Teach Teens About Drug Addiction in Boise, Idaho

In Boise, police officers have created a teen program that educates kids on what happens when they abuse drugs and alcohol. Addiction is an epidemic in the US and statistics have found it usually starts when adults are teens. In fact, 90% of addicts today will have started using drugs or alcohol during their teens. This is what has prompted Officer Jim Cromwell and others to educate kids from grade 8 to 11 about addiction. The police officers are stepping into health classes all over the Boise School District in an effort to inform [...]

My Journey with Porn Addiction Relapse and Recovery

Because the average layperson can grasp the idea that addiction is a disease, much of the attached stigma is being lifted. In fact, the idea of an afflicted person overcoming their chemical demons and living a happy and productive life is such a romantic notion that dozens of movies have been made with just that plot line. It is a well-deserved source of pride when a person can say, “I’m in recovery.” Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with histories of drug addiction who are not currently using and are instead rehabilitated are [...]

The Link between Energy Drinks and Addiction

Whenever we hear about addiction, energy drinks are not the first things that come to mind. People limit substance abuse to alcohol, prescribed opioid drugs, and illegal drugs. However, those are not always the main culprits. In the Swahili language, there's a saying that states, “Whatever eats you is on your clothes”. It means we often look far for reasons why things are going wrong. When in reality, the reason is closer to us than we realize. A great example is suffering a long time only to discover your best friend was causing the [...]

An Open Letter to the Parents of Adult Alcoholics and Addicts

 “It hurts so bad that I cannot save him, protect him, keep him out of harm’s way, shield him from pain.  What good are fathers if not for these things?” ~ Thomas Lynch, “The Way We Are” It is an unbelievably difficult transition that far too many families are forced to endure. Your teenaged child who has an extensive personal history of alcohol or drug abuse has just turned 18, and everything has changed.  On one hand, they are now considered full adults in the eyes of the law, and you can no longer legally [...]

Cocaine Production Is at An All-Time High, According to a Recent Report

“I hope the World Drug Report 2019 will shed further light on the world drug problem and inform international community responses. By working together and focusing attention and resources, we can help people get the services they need without discrimination, promote security and bring criminals to justice, safeguard health, and achieve Sustainable Development Goals.” ~ Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Ask most Americans what they think the world’s biggest drug threat is, and they will probably  answer opioids such as prescription pain medication, street-level heroin, and illicit synthetics  [...]

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

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: 6 Degrees Bingham Direct Blue Cross of Idaho BrightPath Cigna Compsych First Choice Health First Health Idaho Physicians Network MH Net Mountain Health Co-Op MultiPlan Pacific Source Health Plans SelectHealth USA MCO “Get your loved one the help they need. Our substance use disorder [...]

College Students Coming Home With Addictions

When your child has gone off to college, they begin to navigate their own way through the world. Many kids will experiment with drugs and alcohol. This is fairly normal but it can also go too far. There are many different drugs of abuse in college that are highly addictive. Additionally, there’s a lot of stress in university and college. Kids might feel pressured to abuse drugs among their peers. They may use substances to let off steam from a heavy workload. Some kids will come home from school holidays or breaks already forming [...]

Clonidine Addiction Explained

While clonidine addiction isn’t necessarily the most common type of addiction today, its effects on the body, mind, and on an individual’s life can be just as destructive as many other drugs. In this article, we’ll be taking a deep look into what exactly clonidine is, what it’s used for, and how addiction begins. We’ll also be looking at what clonidine addiction looks like and what to expect from rehab treatment. All general drug information including side effects and dosages for clonidine are provided by the Mayo Clinic. Clonidine Classification Also known by [...]

WARNING: Mixing Marijuana and 207 Other Common Substances – What NOT to Do

DISCLAIMER: Northpoint Recovery is a 12-step abstinence-based program. We unequivocally do NOT recommend the use of ANY addictive or mind-altering substances, including marijuana. At the same time, we realize that marijuana is easily available to many people in America. Therefore, we are providing the following public safety information. As more states make medicinal and recreational marijuana legal, it is important to fully understand what potential drug interactions and side effects may occur when weed is used in combination with other common substances – alcohol, prescription medications, and illicit drugs, for example. “Get your loved [...]

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