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 [...]
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 [...]
“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 [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]