Psychiatrist vs. Psychologist vs. Therapist: What are the real differences?

By |2019-08-26T15:51:58+00:00May 15th, 2019|

Most people have heard of psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists – but it is less common to understand the real differences between these three types of individuals. Consider this your quick and dirty guide to each of these focus areas, how they work, and how they can help you through recovery. One of the key elements of the recovery process, and something that the vast majority of treatment programs focus on, is the opportunity to participate in one-on-one counseling sessions. But are these sessions with a therapist? A psychiatrist? Neither? The difference may not be [...]

9 Truths about Sobriety that Everyone Should Know

By |2019-10-02T17:59:12+00:00May 14th, 2019|

"I personally believe this: we have only today; yesterday's gone and tomorrow is uncertain. That's why they call it the present. And sobriety really is a gift… For those who are willing to receive it." ~ Ace Frehley, member of  KISS, and author of No Regrets: a Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir Many people who enter an addiction recovery center do so because they are at their own personal “rock bottom” – physically, emotionally, and spiritually. They have finally reached the point where the consequences of their substance-abuse have made their life unmanageable. Not everyone has to [...]

Drug Testing Explained: Cost, Devices, Privacy and Accuracy

By |2019-10-02T17:51:49+00:00May 13th, 2019|

Angelina Jolie is famous for her leading roles and humanitarian efforts - but that’s not all there is to the story. When she was younger, she took a deep dive into hard drugs as she rose to fame. Thankfully for everyone from her father Jon Voight to her adopted children, she came up from this darker place. The actress outlined her journey in a profile with 60 Minutes in 2011: “I went through heavier, darker times and I survived them. I didn't die young. So I am very lucky. There are other artists and [...]

28 Recovery Quotes That Will Make Your Day

By |2019-07-18T15:00:18+00:00May 11th, 2019|

Recovery from any substance abuse disorder – whether it is alcoholism or drug addiction – requires both a physical and a mental commitment. Physical, because recovery requires abstinence from any intoxicating substances. Mental, because you have to put yourself in the right state of mind in order for the recovery to be successful and long-lasting. To help with that, here are some quotes that can make the journey of recovery less wearisome. Use them for inspiration, motivation, and validation whenever you are feeling tempted or overwhelmed. "We accept many health insurance plans. Get your life [...]

Everything You Might Want to Know About the Top 13 Antidepressants on the Market

By |2019-10-02T17:57:07+00:00May 9th, 2019|

Depression is a debilitating disorder that is widely affecting people all over the world. There are many antidepressants that are designed to help all types of depressive disorders. So which ones are the best for managing certain types of depressions? Well, a list was put together by IMS Health where they talk about the 100 most prescribed drugs. Some of the antidepressants on this list were quite high on the overall list. The likes of Cymbalta was three times more prescribed that than the next most prescribed antidepressant. Addiction and [...]

The Klonopin High: More Dangerous Than Cocaine?

By |2019-09-03T20:41:44+00:00May 7th, 2019|

When it comes to prescription drug addictions, we hear a lot about opioids like Hydrocodone, Oxy, and Fentanyl. After all, there’s an epidemic sweeping the country. These drugs were responsible for more than 30,000 overdose deaths in 2016 alone. It’s no wonder they make headlines. We also hear horror stories about Xanax and Valium. However, there is another highly addictive script we should all be wary of. It’s called Klonopin. “Get help from our 28-Day Drug Rehab Program – Designed to help you avoid relapses and maintain long-term sobriety” Klonopin may not get a lot of [...]

This Message is For Parents With Addicted Sons and Daughters

By |2019-10-02T21:16:01+00:00May 6th, 2019|

Crystal meth addiction almost killed my son – and it nearly completely destroyed me in the process. As a parent, you want to shield your children from pain and protect them from the dangers of this world. I used to believe a mother’s love was enough to overcome any adversity my son would ever face. I was wrong. As my son spiraled downward over the course of 12 years, I did everything in my power to put an end to his self-destruction. In the end, I learned I was completely powerless over his illness. [...]

Northpoint Recovery Announces John Flanagan as CEO

By |2019-07-24T16:52:35+00:00March 22nd, 2019|

Northpoint Recovery Announces John Flanagan as CEO Addition of Deep Industry Knowledge, Operating Expertise to be Keys to Northpoint’s Growth Boise, ID – Northpoint Recovery, which operates inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment facilities in Idaho and Washington, has named John Flanagan, a 30-year veteran of the behavioral health industry, as Chief Executive Officer. Flanagan’s appointment comes as Northpoint is poised for expansion and the opening of a 44-bed detoxification and residential facility in Edmonds, WA.  Before joining the team at Northpoint Recovery, Flanagan served as Senior Vice President of Operations, Western Division, for Springstone [...]

Amanda Bynes: How Stress Fuels Addiction and Relapse

By |2019-10-02T21:13:15+00:00March 6th, 2019|

DISCLAIMER: Amanda Bynes’ battles with addiction and mental health issues are well-publicized.  Now that reports have come out about her current situation, we will look at how stress can affect addiction and In November 2018, in an interview with Paper magazine former Nickelodeon star Amanda Bynes made several refreshingly-candid revelations about her history of bizarre behavior. According to the 32-year-old actress, the public meltdowns she experienced a decade ago were caused by a serious drug problem, specifically involving marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, and especially Adderall, the prescription stimulant typically given to patients with ADHD. The [...]

Is 12-Step Abstinence the ONLY Way to Recover from Addiction?

By |2019-10-02T20:25:25+00:00February 21st, 2019|

“The research evidence clearly demonstrates that a one-size-fits-all approach to addiction treatment typically is a recipe for failure.” ~ National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse Is abstinence the ONLY way to recover from alcohol or drug addiction? Can problem drinkers and drug users learn to manage their addictions through moderate use? Or is there a middle ground? Right now, the substance abuse crisis is worse than it has ever been.  Last year, well over 72,000 people died from drug overdoses, while alcohol claimed the lives of more than 88,000. And despite massive public [...]

Call Now Button