The state of Idaho has struggled with rising rates of mental health problems, eg. clinical depression and a range of anxiety disorders, to name but a few, among its residents for many, many years, and, sadly, with the ongoing social and economic impact of the coronavirus, there does not appear to be any light at the end of the proverbial tunnel - just more and more Idahoans, particularly from the younger generation, finding their individual daily existence is becoming, more and more, a real daily battle. In fact, according to a recent updated study from [...]
Intrusive thoughts don’t need to affect your life negatively. Here are 7 ways to deal with those intrusive thoughts when they arise.
The Klonopin high has been described as terrifying and being deadlier than coke. It is an abused prescription medication that simply isn’t worth the risks.
The Adderall high is intense and pleasurable. However, it gives way to unpleasant and dangerous Adderall side effects. Read one woman’s story.
Gaslighting is the act of manipulating someone into thinking they are losing their minds. In this blog post we go over gaslighting examples and explanation.
Whether you face a personal crisis or are witness to a national emergency such as the COVID-19 outbreak, maintaining sobriety in times of stress can be difficult. But you are not alone. At Northpoint Recovery, we are dedicated to recovery and helping you maintain your sobriety. We asked our clinical staff at Northpoint Recovery to share some tools, tips and tactics to manage stress (and sobriety) in uncertain times: 1. Meditate: Meditation has been used for centuries to relax, reconnect and calm your mind. It’s a practice that can be done anywhere… sitting at [...]
In response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019), we have taken some extra safety measures including infectious screening and restricted visitors.
Boise Honors World Suicide Prevention Day (Sept. 10) and National Suicide Prevention Week Sept. 8-14
Suicide is becoming an increasingly dangerous and common problem in the US. Boise is honoring suicide prevention day and week with activities coming up.
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 [...]
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 [...]