If you are like most people affected by the disease of addiction, you use the Internet – primarily Google – to search for drug and alcohol rehab programs near you. When the search engines display the results of your query, you are shown a multitude of ads relating to “recovery”, “addiction”, “rehab”, and other such terms. Too Many Addiction Rehab “Choices”, Not Enough Real Solutions “We began to see a trend toward such practices, primarily in terms of program marketing, several years ago. Such practices give an unfair advantage to certain providers, raise concerns [...]
Observed annually on August 31 since 2001, International Overdose Awareness Day is a day of remembrance for those who have lost their lives to the disease of addiction. First organized in Melbourne, Australia, Overdose Day now spreads the message globally-- there are literally hundreds of observances around the world -- candlelight vigils celebrating the lives of lost loved ones, as well as educational events hoping to prevent needless future tragedies. What is International Overdose Awareness Day All About? Although every organization that observes International Overdose Awareness Day has their own program, there [...]
NorthPoint Recovery is dedicated to providing quality treatment at an afforable price. We know that it can be difficult to pay for drug and alcohol detox and rehab, which is why we work with insurance companies across the country to join their network of providers. We are pleased to announce that we are now in-network with four additional insurance providers, including: USAMCO ComPsych Cigna First Choice Health Be sure to watch our blog for more announcements as we become in-network with more insurance companies.
We are very excited to welcome Susan Cherry to our NorthPoint Outreach Team! Susan's main focus will be in working with professionals in Washington State and the surrounding areas. Susan comes to NorthPoint Recovery with 14 years in business management and 16 years working in all aspects of chemical dependency treatment. Susan is known for her passion for recovery and her ability to motivate and assist patients and their loved ones with placement in a chemical dependency treatment facility that fits their specific needs. Susan's honesty, compassion, empathy and understanding towards those who have been [...]
“Relapse is about the return to an active disease process following a period of recovery from that disease process. One very important fact…you can’t relapse in any disease until you’ve been in recovery from it. This is the truth in any illness. If someone has not yet got into the recovery process, they CANNOT have a relapse.” ~Linda Free-Gardiner, Trust the Process: How to Enhance Recovery and Prevent Relapse It is a pithy saying that is heard over and over in every rehab setting – “Relapse is a part of recovery”. For many people, those [...]
Happy October! I’m happy to announce that our next lecture will be at Ashwood Recovery (Ashwood's Website), 7941 West Rifleman, directly across from IHOP on Emerald in Boise. Our speaker will be our Medical Director and Psychiatrist, Coire Weathers. He will be speaking on “Pharmacological Treatment in Addiction," Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M. Coire Weathers was born and raised in Boise’s north end. After attending the College of Idaho, Dr. Weathers moved to Baltimore, Maryland for medical school. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Weathers enjoyed Baltimore [...]
One of the questions we get a lot is, "How can I make sure I find the very best alcohol or drug rehab in Boise, Idaho for my family member?". Here are some tips that can help you out: 1. Accreditation Ask if the drug rehab in Boise that you're looking at is accredited or licensed. Some accreditation agencies that are well-respected in the addiction field are CARF and The Joint Commission (JCAHO). When and agency is accredited, this means that they are monitored closely and held to high standards in many areas including, [...]
NorthPoint Recovery is proud to introduce our Medical Director, Dr. Coire Weathers. Dr. Weathers was born and raised in Boise's north end. After attending the College of Idaho, Dr. Weathers moved to Baltimore, Maryland for medical school. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He enjoyed Baltimore and chose to remain there for his Residency in Psychiatry. Dr. Weathers has always been particularly interested in community psychiatry. As part of his training, he was able to accompany members of different specialties as they went out into the Baltimore community offering psychiatric care to [...]