This page discusses COVID-19 and how it has affected addiction recovery in Idaho. It covers online rehab and 12-Step meetings and how people are responding.
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 [...]
College students coming home with addictions can be an issue for many parents across the U.S. In this post we go over signs of addiction and recovery tips.
Judith Grisel, Ph.D renowned neuroscientist and author of “Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction,” reveals the truth about addiction.
For many of those who have unintentionally become addicted to their opioid prescription painkillers, and definitely those who have abused opioids, such as heroin, for solely recreational purposes, the first step of any rehab treatment is detoxification, and that may require the use of opioid withdrawal medication to ensure their safety. For those who think opioid withdrawal surely isn’t dangerous, let alone fatal, we encourage you to think again. The abrupt cessation of opioids can produce opioid withdrawal syndrome (also known as opioid discontinuation syndrome) - a set of particular symptoms that occur when there [...]
For those in recovery, those who have found sobriety, any holiday season is a test. Here’s our guide to avoiding anxiety and maintaining your sobriety.
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 [...]
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 [...]