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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 [...]

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 [...]

20 Signs That You Are Abusing Ativan

The recent suicide of musician Chris Cornell and the speculation about the prominent role that Ativan seems to have played has people asking questions about this popular antianxiety medication. Is Ativan REALLY safe? How do you know when someone is abusing Ativan? What do I do if I have an Ativan prescription? These are valid concerns. After all, Cornell had a legitimate prescription. But he also had an extensive history of drug and alcohol abuse. This means that there was a fine line between treating his anxiety disorder and safely managing his substance abuse [...]

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

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 [...]

Is Addiction a Disease or a Choice?

Is drug addiction a choice or a disease? This is the question that keeps coming up in the addiction treatment community. Patients will often take one side or the other. Experts will debate the validity of addiction as a disease. Maybe you’ve even wondered the answer to this one yourself. It’s best, to begin with learning what addiction is. At that point, the answer to the question, is addiction a disease or choice? becomes much more clear. “Get your loved one the help they need. Our substance use disorder program accepts many health insurance plans, [...]

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