Monthly Archives: September 2015

Experts Weigh in on Suboxone – for Detox or Forever?

September 26th, 2015|

In the world of addiction treatment, there will always be differing opinions about the best way to help chronic substance abusers get clean and sober, and just as importantly, stay that way by achieving long-term recovery. The Need Has Never Been Greater Opioid addiction has reached near-crisis levels in the United States. Consider these statistics disseminated by The National Survey on Drug Use and Health, put out by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: In 2010, approximately 12 million American citizens abused prescription opioid pain medication, and an additional 600,000-plus abused heroin. Also

2015 Drug Trends

September 26th, 2015|

Unfortunately, the culture of drug abuse and addiction is constantly in motion – here in Boise, Idaho, elsewhere in the United States, and everywhere in the world. The way and the frequency that people use their drug of choice evolves and new and ever-more-dangerous substances are introduced into society. Substance abuse is a very real and present threat here in Boise. Idaho, taken as a whole, has long had a maligned, yet unfortunately-well-deserved, reputation as a state where the rate of drug use is often higher than other places across the country. Trends with Commonly-Abused

The Cost of Addiction Treatment Versus the Cost of Addiction

September 26th, 2015|

It is a common refrain often heard among active addicts in the Boise, Idaho area – "I know I need to get help, but I just can't afford rehab!" On the one hand, some skeptics might have a hard time accepting that statement. After all, the same person who has been able to afford to pay the thousands of dollars necessary to support their drug habit is now saying that treatment is just too expensive. On the surface, that flies in the face of reason. But, on the other hand, there is a grain of

Fun Things to Do Now That You’re Sober

September 26th, 2015|

Congratulations – you are newly clean and sober and you are ready to embrace all that Boise, Idaho has to offer! Recovery promises a better life, and because you are putting in the work, you are ready to realize the benefits of that promise. If you are like most people who are new in recovery, sobriety has brought with it a radical shift in your social/recreational life. You probably have more time on your hands and never before, and you are looking for a positive way to fill up that time. You learned that boredom

The 12 Steps – the Third Step

September 25th, 2015|

"Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him." ~Alcoholics Anonymous, The Big Book The Third Step of recovery can be a stumbling block for many substance abusers in Boise, Idaho. Stubbornness is one of the defining personal characteristics of people suffering the disease of addiction. After making progress in the first two Steps, many individuals new to recovery balk at the next one. The idea that they must surrender control of their life is an almost unfathomable concept. It is their life, after