Recovery

Overcoming Addiction in Idaho (Opioids, Alcohol & Meth)

By |2019-05-23T17:08:35+00:00May 23rd, 2019|

If you’re looking to overcome addiction in Idaho, there is help. You’ll need the support from others to help you with the difficult challenges that come from getting sober. It might sound cut and dry to go into an Idaho detox center and move on with your life. It’s rare that people only need help with physical symptoms. The psychological symptoms of addiction recovery take longer and are often more intense. The emotional reasons for substance abuse and addiction may surprise you as you begin to dig deeper. There are a few different means [...]

9 Truthful Songs About Addiction and Recovery

By |2019-06-06T17:25:09+00:00May 23rd, 2019|

Music. When it comes to artistic expression that communicates the depth of the human experience, there is nothing like it. Sure, we are moved by beautiful artwork, literature, theater, and dance. Oh, but, music! It has a way of reaching in and grabbing us by the soul. One author wrote in Psychology Today that “music is a universal language.” We hear lyrics that speak to us and immediately feel a profound human connection. This connection transcends race, gender, economic status, and social barriers. This is especially true when it comes to songs about addiction [...]

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

By |2019-06-06T17:23:32+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 |2019-05-28T21:07:08+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 [...]

We Are Excited for the Grand Opening of Northpoint Washington, Our Newest Inpatient Addiction Treatment Center in Edmonds, Washington

By |2019-04-15T17:58:21+00:00April 14th, 2019|

We have some exciting news! We’ve been preparing for the grand opening of our newest inpatient rehab facility, Northpoint Washington, and it’s finally ready! This addiction treatment center is located in Edmonds, Washington, and will offer the same addiction treatment programs as Northpoint Recovery. Patients can also enjoy the same quality of care. We are hoping that Northpoint Washington will be able to cater to residents who are closer to Washington or who are able to get there. We understand that not Northpoint Recovery may not be a convenient place for everyone to get [...]

Amanda Bynes: How Stress Fuels Addiction and Relapse

By |2019-03-06T17:15:26+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 |2019-03-06T17:15:45+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 [...]

New Year, New Beginning

By |2019-01-02T20:53:52+00:00January 2nd, 2019|

New Year, New Beginning What was your New Year's resolution? Most people want to lose weight, exercise more, or just get healthier in general. Do you or someone you love need help to kick addiction for good? "We see a lot of poeple reaching out right after the New Year to really say, I've had it, I need to change something in my life, this last holiday season was not great, and I need to do something different." ~ Steve Laats, VP of Operations for Northpoint Recovery, featured by Jessica Taylor [...]

Finding Hope to Prevent Relapse

By |2018-12-28T18:34:19+00:00December 26th, 2018|

Finding Hope to Prevent Relapse Recently, Northpoint Recovery's Robert Castan interviewed to spread the word on recovery and relapse during the Holiday Season. Robert shared his own struggles of being homeless and an alcoholic in the interview with Karen. After Robert's own successful recovery, he has spent his time assisting others to be as fortunate. Robert co-founded Northpoint Recovery in Boise, Idaho in 2014 to help share his experiences further. "I am extremely proud of what we have created at Northpoint Recovery, we get to do something we love and help people change their lives" [...]

Maintaining Sobriety during the Holidays

By |2018-12-28T14:26:22+00:00December 17th, 2018|

The most wonderful time of the year? For most people, the holidays are stressful times filled with expectations, parties, and spending large amounts of money. However, for those who are struggling with addiction, the holidays can become an even more stressful time. Robert Castan and Janice Fulkerson from Northpoint Recovery spoke with Gemma Gaudette from Idaho Matters. They went over how to manage the stress of the holidays while dealing with addiction. Understanding Addiction You’ve probably heard people say that addiction is a disease. It’s possible that when you first [...]