All you need to know about National Recovery Month, September 2020: Celebrating Connections, including free webinars & MTV docu-series.
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 [...]
In response to the outbreak of the COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease 2019), we have taken some extra safety measures including infectious screening and restricted visitors.
After months of heated negotiations with attorney generals across the U.S., Purdue Pharma finally took the action it had been threatening as the basis for a nationwide settlement - they filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Even before the opioid epidemic was officially recognized as a national crisis in the U.S., government lawyers looking for suitable culprits have been pointing a unanimous finger at one pharmaceutical company, and its owners, in particular - Purdue Pharma and the powerful, billionaire Sackler family. Purdue Pharma, of course, has been no stranger to the growing tide of outright blame [...]
“Drug use is on the rise in this country and 23.5 million Americans are addicted to alcohol and drugs. That’s approximately 1 in every 10 Americans over the age of 12 – roughly equal to the ENTIRE POPULATION OF TEXAS.” ~ Dr. Kima Joy Taylor, director of the Closing the Addiction Treatment Gap Initiative One of the common feelings caused by the disease of addiction is an overpowering sense of loneliness. The alcoholic/addict, their friends, and their family all suffer under the mistaken belief that they are alone in their fight. Nothing could be [...]
In March 2019, Governor Brad Little signed into law legislation that will allow needle exchanges in Idaho. Earlier this year, the original bill passed by a wide margin, 47 to 20 in the State House and 22 to 11 in the State Senate. The new law will take effect on July 1st. “While substance abuse prevention and treatment remain vital, it is also essential that the health consequences of injection drug use be mitigated by needle exchange programs.” ~ Al Lamberti, former Sheriff, Broward County, Florida This newest step aimed at addressing the ongoing [...]
We Are Excited for the Grand Opening of Northpoint Washington, Our Newest Inpatient Addiction Treatment Center in Edmonds, Washington
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 [...]
If you’ve been following the news lately, then you’ve probably read some unsettling news. The Justice Department has recently brought charges against Indivior, the maker of Suboxone. There’s a lot of disagreements against whether Suboxone, the popular opioid treatment, actually works. This opioid treatment is currently being used by many doctors and rehab centers to treat opioid addiction. These charges come just as the government has been taking legal action against many opioid drugmakers. Many people believe that prescription opioids and opioid treatment have been driving the rise in addiction rates and have become [...]
Historically, addiction hasn’t been a topic many people are openly willing to discuss, but that is all changing. In recent decades, our society has become more open with digital communication, resulting in information spreading faster than ever before in human history. Due to the opioid crisis and the overwhelming need to help those with addiction treatment, the federal legislature is stepping in to provide further assistance. “Get your loved one the help they need. Our substance use disorder program accepts many health insurance plans, this is our residential program.” [...]