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Rexburg Idaho Drug and Alcohol Resources

“If you regard alcoholics and drug addicts not as bad people but as sick people then we can help them to get better. By we, I mean other people who have the same problem but have found a way to live drug-and-alcohol-free lives.”

~Russell Brand

Alcoholism and addiction are diseases. And like any other disease, they can begin to ruin your life if you don’t get help quickly. Thankfully, there are still people trained and ready to support you as you recover. All you have to do is acknowledge the problem and find the treatment or recovery option that’s right for you. You shouldn’t have to look far - from Rio de Janeiro to Rexburg, there are people and resources here to make your recovery from addiction successful.

Rexburg, Idaho - a beautiful place to live, work and raise a family. Yet even here, in "America's Family Community," alcohol and destructive drugs like heroin, ecstasy and cocaine take control of lives and bring families to the point of bewilderment. How can we help restore our loved one to the happy and productive person they once were? How can we get our own lives back on track? Northpoint Recovery can guide you to the local help you need.

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The Facts

Illicit use of prescription drugs like Oxycontin and the abuse of illegal drugs such as heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines and marijuana rage across America among people of all backgrounds. Excessive use of beer, wine, vodka and other alcoholic beverages can spin out of control and devastate lives.

Even the "nicest" and most successful people can become addicted to drugs or alcohol. Most never dreamed that their use could result in an addiction that controls their life. In fact, the use of illicit and prescription drugs is so prevalent in the U.S. that in 2012, drug overdose caused more accidental deaths than motor vehicle accidents for people 25 to 64 years old. (Source: Centers for Disease Control).

There is help.

If the use of drugs or alcohol has become a problem for you or someone you love, there are caring people who want to help you, not judge you. To learn more about sobriety and support in Rexburg, keep reading. We cover topics such as:

  • What to do in case of a drug overdose or alcohol poisoning in Rexburg, ID
  • Free addiction resources in and around Rexburg, ID - including AA, NA, Al Anon, and Alateen meetings
  • Rehab basics
  • How Northpoint Recovery Idaho can help you or your loved one
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Drug Overdose and Alcohol Poisoning Help Near Rexburg, Idaho

If you suspect that you or a loved one has overdosed on drugs or has alcohol poisoning, it’s best to get professional medical help as quickly as possible. In case of an emergency, always call 911.

Idaho state has a Good Samaritan Law, so you cannot be prosecuted for drug use, possession of drugs, or underage drinking if you call 911 to seek emergency medical help for yourself or someone else experiencing an overdose or alcohol poisoning. Never let fear of the law keep you from seeking professional help for a drug overdose or alcohol poisoning.

The death toll from the American opioid epidemic gets higher every day, and it’s best to be prepared for the worst if you or a loved one is regularly using heroine or other opioids.

An overdose of heroin will lower the user’s heart rate and breathing until the user is dead unless medical action is taken quickly.

Both Narcan and Evzio are drugs approved by the U.S. FDA for the immediate treatment of heroin overdoses until emergency medical help can arrive.

If you or someone you know regularly uses heroin, it’s a good idea to make sure that a reliable friend or family member regularly carries one of these treatment options and knows how to administer it correctly. Forms of these drugs are available as injections and nasal sprays.

It’s a good idea to review regularly the proper usage of these treatments so that the person administering it doesn’t panic under pressure.

Even if someone administers Narcan or Evzio, they should also call emergency medical personnel. These immediate treatments are not meant to be the only response in case of an overdose.

Cocaine overdoses can also kill a user very rapidly, so it’s important to think and act fast if you think you or a loved one has overdosed. First, call 911 immediately.

Once you have called 911, there are three things you can do while waiting for help to arrive:

  1. Apply a cold compress to the person who has overdosed. This will help keep their body temperature down to a safe level.
  2. If the person is experiencing seizures, try to move sharp objects or furniture away from them so they do not injure themselves. Lower them to the floor and keep their head far from hard objects. Do not try to restrain the addict if they are having a seizure, and if possible, ensure they have nothing in their mouth.
  3. Stay with the person until help arrives, and follow the instructions of the emergency line operator. Remain calm.

Prescription drugs are different, so overdoses will look different depending on the drug. In an emergency, you should always dial 911 and seek medical help.

You can also call your local poison control center for more information on what to do during a prescription drug overdose in Rexburg, Idaho.

State of Idaho Poison Control Center
Emergency Number: (800) 860-0620
1055 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID 83706

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Free Addiction Resources In and Around Rexburg, ID

If you’re overwhelmed thinking of how much time, money, and effort it will take to recover from your addiction, take heart - some addiction resources are completely free! Many of these free resources are 12-step programs, and others are support groups specifically for those who love an addict or an alcoholic.

Alcoholics Anonymous, or AA, is a longstanding worldwide system of 12 step meetings for recovering alcoholics. Participants work their way through the 12 steps - outlined below - as they are guided by a sponsor. This sponsor is simply a recovering alcoholic who is farther along in the process than the AA participant they are sponsoring. Many participants then go on to become sponsors themselves.

The 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are:

  1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

*The phrase “God as we understood him” means something different to each member of AA - the program itself is not based in one faith or religion, and former addicts of all backgrounds are welcome.

  1. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  2. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  3. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  4. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  5. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
  6. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  7. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
  8. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
  9. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Here are some of the options for AA meetings in and around Rexburg:

Sunday

Rexburg Upper Valley Group
8:00 PM
Upper Valley Friendship Club
359 S 5th W
Rexburg, ID 83440
*Wheelchair accessible

Tuesday

Rigby Group
8:00 PM
Senior Citizen
391 Edmark Dr
Rigby, ID 83442

Rexburg Upper Valley Group - Big Book Study
Upper Valley Friendship Club
349 S 5th W
Rexburg, ID 83440
*Wheelchair accessible

Wednesday

Ririe Group
8:00 PM
Ririe Senior Citizen Center
325 Main St
Rigby, ID 83442
*Wheelchair Accessible

Rexburg Upper Valley Group
8:00 PM
Upper Valley Friendship Club
349 S 5th W
Rexburg, ID 83440
*Wheelchair accessible

Thursday

St. Anthony Group
8:00 PM
Community Presbyterian Church
47 W 3rd N
St Anthony, ID 83445

Friday

Rexburg Upper Valley Group
8:00 PM
Upper Valley Friendship Club
349 S 5th W
Rexburg, ID 83440
*Wheelchair accessible

Saturday

St. Anthony Group
8:00 PM
Community Presbyterian Church
47 W 3rd N
St Anthony, ID 83445

Narcotics Anonymous, or NA, is another group that works to unite recovering addicts in a 12-step-style support system. Like AA, they make use of sponsors. In fact, NA is incredibly similar to AA - right down the the 12 steps themselves. The main difference between the two groups is that Alcoholics Anonymous is specific to alcohol, while Narcotics Anonymous is for anyone recovering from any substance addiction.

You can find the following Narcotics Anonymous meetings in and around Rugby:

Just for Today Study
Sundays at 6:30
Rexburg Friendship Club
359 South 5th West
Rexburg, Idaho 83440
*Wheelchair Accessible

Basic Text
Mondays at 8:00 PM
Rexburg Friendship Club
359 South 5th West
Rexburg, Idaho 83440

Discussion/Participation
Saturdays at 6:00 PM
Crown of Life Lutheran Church
3856 East 300 North
Rigby, Idaho 83442
*Wheelchair accessible

Sometimes, those who suffer the most from addiction and alcoholism are those who love addicts and alcoholics. They feel it’s their fault or that they should be doing more, they’re abused or neglected, or they’re simply exhausted from watching their loved one throw away their life and health.

If you feel like this describes you, you’re in luck - just as there are support groups for recovering addicts, there are also support groups for the friends and families of addicts.

The most well-known of these groups is Al Anon. While there are no Al Anon meetings directly in Rexburg, there is one each in nearby Ashton and Idaho Falls. These are:

Ashton AFG
Sundays at 1:00 PM
Ashton Senior Citizens Center
522 Main Street
Ashton, Idaho 83420

Just For Today AFG
Fridays at 12:00 PM
Cornerstone Pentecostal Church
793 Cleveland Street
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401

Similar to Al Anon, Alateen is a support group for those who love an addict - but Alateen is for teenagers (and sometimes children). This group teaches kids about addiction, its causes, and how to cope with the addiction of a loved one. It can also help teach tools in breaking the generational addiction cycles that could lead the young person themself to become an addict.

There aren’t many Alateen meetings near Rexburg, but there is one in Idaho Falls. It is:

High Five Alateen
Mondays at 7:30 PM
New Life Church
2170 12th St
Idaho Falls, ID, 83404

Inpatient and Outpatient Addiction Treatment Options

Because addictions are varied and personal, so should the decisions made on the road to recovery. Not every course of action is for everyone.

In many cases, recovering addicts or alcoholics choose to join a more formal rehab program, from within an addiction treatment facility. Even the choice to do this isn’t easy - rehab programs are as varied as addicts themselves. One of the main choices to be made if you’re considering formal addiction treatment is whether inpatient or outpatient treatment is best for you.

Outpatient addiction recovery is a uided form of independent recovery for those in the process of healing from addiction. Those participating in outpatient rehab programs take part in regularly-scheduled appointments and meetings like therapy and group activities, but return to their own homes in-between and overnight.

Outpatient-style rehab usually involves several kinds of therapy. These differ depending on the addict and their own choices for their recovery process. These types of therapy can include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy. This type of therapy teaches patients healthy ways to cope with problems. This can refer to coping with the problems that cause an addict to use a substance or those problems caused by the addiction itself. This is sometimes used independently, but often combined with other kinds of therapy. 
  • Individual therapy. This is any kind of therapy that takes place only between the addict and a therapist. Because this takes place with only one patient, it can be quite individualized to the patient’s preferences and goals for therapy.
  • Family counseling. This is any type of therapy that includes the family as a whole. In the case of addiction rehab, one or more members of the involved family have been an addict or an alcoholic. Family counseling works to repair relationships by aiding addicts in making amends to their loved ones whom they’ve hurt.
  • Group therapy. This kind of therapy refers to any therapy group in which many people who struggle with the same addiction or problem coming together with a therapist or multiple therapists who walk them through recovery. Group therapy allows participants to see that they are not alone in their struggle and journey to recovery and to be held accountable by others who have the same goals and know just how hard it is to get clean.
  • Holistic therapy. This kind of therapy focuses on the health and recovery of all parts of the patient simultaneously - physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental. Holistic therapy addresses and focuses on all parts of an individual’s life, not just the addiction. The results of holistic therapy often include grand lifestyle changes that are not specific only to the addiction. 

Usually, outpatient treatment involves activities and treatments other than therapy. These activities supplement the recovery process, and tend to be unique to each treatment facility.

As with any treatment plan, outpatient recovery is not a catch-all and is not for everyone. Before deciding that outpatient addiction treatment is right for you, consider the advantages and disadvantages of this course:

The advantages of outpatient treatment include:

  • Time. It is possible and feasible for someone to attend outpatient rehab and continue to attend work, school, and other normal activities in their life. This can make or break a rehab option for recovering addicts who need to continue to make money or work towards graduation.
  • Money. Outpatient rehab tends to cost less than inpatient rehab because the patient is paying for treatment and nothing else. All other costs remain the same as they would for normal life.
  • Support System. For those with friends and families who are particularly supportive of their recovery, outpatient treatment can be a good option. Patients can continue to be in contact with their loved ones while they recover, which can help in motivating some individuals.

The potential disadvantages to outpatient treatment include:

  • Unsupervised Time. Any unsupervised time spent outside the treatment facility is time where a thought about the patient’s drug of choice could lead to seeking out or using that drug. Outpatient treatment, unfortunately, means that recovering addicts spend a lot of time away from the supervision of those who can support them. This time can easily turn into a relapse to drug or alcohol addiction or abuse, which is exactly what the patient is trying to avoid via treatment.
  • Unenforced Appointments. Patients in outpatient rehab are left on their own to make sure they get to appointments on time and regularly. There are a million different reasons for someone to miss an appointment, some intentional and others not. Often, addiction can damage our willpower. Even the strongest-willed addict has the potential to relapse when left unattended or experiencing withdrawal symptoms after missing an appointment.

If you’ve decided that outpatient treatment sounds like the best option for you, make sure you’ve considered all of your options. You will first need to determine which type of therapy seems like the best fit for you. Then you can narrow down the outpatient addiction treatment facilities choices available to you by which one offers the type of therapy you prefer.

However, you should also consider the pros and cons of inpatient addiction treatment.

Inpatient Addiction Treatment

Inpatient addiction recovery is what most people think of when they hear of drug or alcohol rehab. During inpatient addiction treatment, an addict stays within a facility for the entire course of their recovery - or, until they are deemed solid enough in their recovery to change to an outpatient treatment regimen or something similar.

In addition to specialized therapy, inpatient programs offer other activities to fill patients’ time and minds. These activities keep them from thinking about their drug of choice as they recover and learn to fill their time with things other than drug and alcohol use. This lowers the chance of a relapse once the patient is on their own.

During this recovery time, the patient is attended to and supervised by trained medical professionals. Maybe because of this, inpatient addiction treatment has the highest success rate of all treatment types. This means that those who complete treatment at an inpatient facility are least likely to relapse of all of those participating in some kind of treatment program.

Despite the success of inpatient programs, they aren’t the right choice for everyone. Like outpatient treatment, they have both advantages and disadvantages.

The advantages of inpatient treatment are:

  • Constant supervision. Supervision by trained and caring professionals decreases the risk of complications or emergencies during withdrawal. It also lowers the likelihood of a relapse during recovery.
  • Structure. Inpatient rehab facilities fill their patients’ days with a full schedule of activities. Because of this, patients have less time to seek out or think about the substance they were abusing or addicted to. They also learn to live, function, and enjoy themselves without this substance.
  • Time away. Often, those who are addicted to drugs or alcohol recover best by removing themselves from their day to day life or the people that surround them. Inpatient rehab allows the patient to focus on themself and not be influenced by friends, family, or environment.
  • Support. Inpatient rehab facilities offer constant, around the clock support for those going through withdrawals or cravings. This decreases the chance of a relapse because someone is always nearby to encourage and enforce sobriety.

The potential disadvantages of inpatient addiction treatment are:

  • Time. Patients at inpatient rehab facilities must have the time to take off of work or school to recover. They are usually not allowed to leave the treatment facility during their stay. Because of this, people established in lives that are not flexible and do not take kindly to changes have a hard time completing inpatient programs.
  • Removal from Support System. For many people, being away from their loved ones during treatment can be hard. In inpatient facilities, patients have limited, supervised contact with anyone from outside the facility in the hopes of stopping all contact with those who would encourage the patient to relapse or to quit the program.
  • Money. Inpatient treatment is all-inclusive, so it is usually the most expensive treatment option for those recovering from drug addiction, drug abuse, or alcoholism. However, the price includes such normal costs as room and board, food, and other necessities.

If you do decide to try inpatient addiction treatment, you have many options to choose from. Like outpatient treatment, these choices are highly dependent on your preferred type of therapy, as well as how far from home you’d like to be. These are important things to research as you decide the best course of action for your recovery.

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How Can Northpoint Recovery Idaho Help You or Someone You Love?

Recovering from drug addiction or alcoholism is always difficult, always time-consuming, and always so, so worth it. If you live near Rexburg, Idaho, and are trying to get clean and sober from a drug or alcohol addiction, we want to help you.

The first step is to determine whether you are an addict or your loved one is an addict. You can find out by taking our addiction quizzes, or find out if you’re enabling the addiction of someone you know.

If you or your loved one are addicted, you need to keep in mind the consequences of such addictions. Hopefully, you’ll see that you or they could thrive with just a little motivation and a little help. This help can come in so many forms - 12-step groups, rehab, counseling, etc. There’s sure to be a treatment that fits your preference and process.

If you’ve decided that inpatient treatment sounds right for you or your loved one, you may consider enrolling yourself or them at Northpoint Recovery in Boise, Idaho.

Northpoint Recovery offers:

  • The highest quality alcohol and drug rehab in Idaho
  • Individualized care, tailored to the specific needs of each patient
  • The highest staff to patient ratio in the region
  • Activity groups including exercise, hikes, yoga, mindfulness, and personal training
  • A variety of therapy groups that focus on process, education, and art
  • Healthy, nutritious, and fresh food provided daily by our professional caterer
  • 24/7 Nursing care
  • Inpatient treatment
  • Medically supervised drug detox and medically supervised alcohol detox
  • Community integration - attending support groups, community outreach, and a local gym
  • A beautiful, modern facility that is comfortable, inviting, and clean
  • A holistic approach to drug and alcohol treatment

One of the reasons Northpoint Recovery is so effective is the staff to patient ratio of 2 to 1. Two staff to each patient means that we can provide an incredibly individualized care program to each person, taking into account both their history and their specific goals.

This also means that many of our patients come to think of our staff as family - trusting them and enjoying their company. Some quote our staff as their favorite part of our program!

But you don’t have to take our word for it. Read what former Northpoint Recovery patients have to say about their time with us in these Facebook reviews:

“Initially, I was extremely anxious and scared to go to a rehab facility but Northpoint Recovery was the most unreal experience and I don’t regret going at all. The care I received saved my life. The food was amazing and I came out weighing 20lbs more. The schedule is very structured and consistent, I really liked that I was never just sitting around bored, you are constantly busy and my favorite part was being able to workout and do yoga along with treatment. I would highly recommend Northpoint to anyone that is considering treatment. I can honestly say I would not be here if it wasn’t for them and their amazing staff and program!”

~ Jonah Carleton

“I recently departed NPR on 9/7, because my ins company refused to pay anymore. While that's the last thing anyone ever wanted to hear the staff and my peers were very supportive.

When you recover at NPR its not just a place to recover you become a family member of NPR. My peers knew at my coin out that I was not ready to leave and they all stepped up my first weekend home, by blowing up my phone just to make sure I was okay.

The staff is ridiculous [sic] nice, you can tell they truly do love their job and care about you.

The counselors like to get down to the grit and find out exactly why you started using and how to cope with those situation.

The facility does keep you pretty busy with everything from the gym and yoga 3 times each weekly to meeting's and educational groups daily.

I am glad my dr recommended this place. And I would 100% recommend this place to anyone in the future.”

~ Richard Bajnoczy

“Northpoint was the best decision I ever made. The entire staff is kind, caring, and compassionate. The groups really helped me understand addiction and gave me valuable skills to apply to life. I am very grateful I had the opportunity to spend time there.”

~ Victoria Champagne

Our inpatient treatment facility in Boise, Idaho has helped many people reclaim their life from addiction or alcoholism. It has proven time and time again to be a success for many former addicts. These former patients have fought bravely, and have a lot to show for their efforts - happier family lives, better physical health, and flourishing careers.

Remember, you are not alone in your journey to sobriety. Others have beat alcoholism and addiction, and you can too!

Call 888-663-7106 to speak to an addiction specialist now, or click here to send us a message. You have a problem, but you don’t always have to. Act now.

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