Recovery

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 [...]

Top 8 Recovery Resolutions for 2019

By |2019-01-04T22:16:26+00:00December 15th, 2018|

With 2019 underway, it’s time to consider what you want out of the upcoming year. If you’ve been struggling with an addiction, now is as good time as any to start your journey to sobriety. The road to recovery is going to be long and arduous, but each step that you take will get you closer to your goal. You have over 300 days to get closer and closer to sobriety. Sure, you’ll probably run into some roadblocks along the way, but they’ll only help you become a stronger and better person. New Years [...]

Alcohol Withdrawal – What Is Delirium Tremens and Is It Dangerous?

By |2018-11-26T16:01:18+00:00November 5th, 2018|

Alcohol withdrawal occurs when someone who’s dependent on alcohol stops and experiences side effects. There are a variety of symptoms and side effects that range in severity. The most dangerous of these side effects are delirium tremens. This symptom of alcoholism is a result of heavy drinking for a long period of time. It is why someone should get professional detox when they abstain from alcohol. Recovering from alcohol addiction should always be managed properly to avoid the risk factors. While there are addictions that come with their challenges, recovery from drinking is a [...]

Getting Clean and Coming Clean – Sharing Honestly About Your Struggles With Addiction

By |2018-12-29T00:33:29+00:00October 25th, 2018|

Honesty Is a Necessary First Step On the Road to Recovery Addiction thrives in the darkness. It lurks in the shadowy recesses of the human mind, festering and growing like a mold that threatens to poison everything it touches. The only way to find freedom from the death grip of a drug or alcohol habit is to shine some light on it and expose it for what it is. When you want to break the chains of addiction, you have to make an honest admission to yourself about the reality of your situation. You [...]

FDA Approves New Non-Opioid Drug for Use in Reducing Symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal

By |2018-11-26T16:01:51+00:00October 10th, 2018|

If you live in the United States, you’ve almost certainly heard of the opioid crisis. It’s been addressed by presidential candidates, doctors, and celebrities. It was the cause of death of about 42,000 U.S. citizens in 2016. Its effects are present in every state and amongst every demographic. The push for treatment and recovery options for opioid addicts is stronger than ever before because so many people are suffering. Thankfully for those trying to get help for themselves or those they love, the U.S. FDA recently approved a new drug. This new drug is [...]

The 12 Steps According to Russell Brand

By |2018-12-29T01:31:30+00:00September 10th, 2018|

(WARNING: Explicit Language) What does Russell Brand have to teach us? Brand is something of a 21st-century Renaissance Man – stand-up comedian, TV personality, radio host, actor, activist, and author, He’s come a long way from what he describes as a difficult English childhood to fortune and fame. But Brand’s most startling metamorphosis has been going from a debauched early life of drug and sex addiction to a healthier life of long-enduring sobriety—over 15 years and counting. And from his unique perspective, Brand wants to give back by sharing the hope and messages of [...]

Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Center Scams – What to Look Out For

By |2018-11-26T16:04:48+00:00September 5th, 2018|

“It’s a horrible business. It’s ugly. It doesn’t mean all rehabs are bad. But because of the lack of regulation, there’s a huge potential for fraud.” ~ Deb Herzog, former federal prosecutor who has investigated the rehab industry Here’s the bad news –According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health, there are almost 23 million Americans aged 12 and up who have had a Substance Use Disorder within the past year. Here’s the worse news –Only about 3.8 million of those received ANY [...]

9 Truthful Songs About Addiction and Recovery

By |2018-12-10T17:44:24+00:00August 23rd, 2018|

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 [...]