24 04, 2017

Big Pharma – Friend or Foe of Addiction?

April 24th, 2017|Addiction, Prescription Drugs|0 Comments

“No one should approach the temple of science with the soul of a money changer.” ~ Thomas Browne Article after article in recent news headlines discuss how big pharma and addiction to opioids are integrally connected. Most recently, John Oliver took on the topic of big pharma and addiction in his Last Week Tonight show,

21 04, 2017

NA Meetings vs. AA Meetings in Boise: What Are the Differences

April 21st, 2017|12 Steps, Addiction, Addiction Rehab & Treatment, Alcohol Addiction, Recovery|0 Comments

“I have found that the process of discovering who I really am begins with knowing who I really don’t want to be.” ~ Alcoholics Anonymous literature Idaho hosts both Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, but when it comes to NA vs. AA, what are the differences between the two? Nearly everyone has heard of

10 04, 2017

Is Addiction Ever a Choice?

April 10th, 2017|Addiction|0 Comments

With thousands of American households affected by drug and alcohol dependency on a daily basis, many are left asking: is addiction ever a choice, or is it a disorder needing mental and pharmacological treatment? Despite the last several decades of research, many people continue to think of addiction as a conscious and willful choice rather

3 04, 2017

What is Trauma-Informed Care and Is It Important During Addiction Treatment?

April 3rd, 2017|Addiction Rehab & Treatment, Trauma|0 Comments

“Traumatic events challenge an individual’s view of the world as a just, safe and predictable place. Traumas that are caused by human behavior commonly have more psychological impact than those caused by nature.” ~ American Psychological Association, APA Dictionary of Psychology There is no question that traumatic experiences shape both mental processes and behavior –

 

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