Monthly Archives: September 2016

Ashwood Recovery is Now Accredited by The Joint Commission

September 28th, 2016|

Ashwood Recovery is Proud to Announce Our Accreditation with The Joint Commission! Offering high-quality and ethical services to our clients is of the utmost importance at Ashwood Recovery, which is why we are proud to announce that we are officially accredited by The Joint Commission. Why is Being an Accredited Addiction Center so Important? Becoming accredited with The Joint Commission is a challenge as there are many rules and regulations that must be followed and confirmed in order to meet the requirements set by The Joint Commission. In a nutshell, being accredited helps ensure better

The Surprising Truth: Are Women More at Risk to Overdose?

September 27th, 2016|

"There is a perception among society and among families that a woman who is addicted is more deviant than a man who is addicted. I think that for women, addiction tends to be a more shameful and secret thing than it may be for men, and there may be less likely to reach out for help." ~ Dr. Meldon Kahan, Medical Director of the Substance Use Service Women's College Hospital If you're like most people, you have a stereotypical image in your mind of what a "drug addict" is supposed to look like – dirty,

Outpatient vs. Inpatient Addiction Treatment in Idaho: How to Choose

September 21st, 2016|

"But… This is not a conscious decision I make. It's a physical reaction and my body craves drugs and I respond to it. I realize I don't want to be doing it – and it's too late. I'm already doing it… Even with a supportive family, it's hard to overcome the mental health and addiction challenges – and even to recognize that there are people who love and are there for you." ~ Boise native Chris Johnson, as quoted in the Idaho Statesman If you have been struggling with any type of substance abuse disorder

How to Go to Rehab and Keep Your Job

September 14th, 2016|

The stereotype According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, three-quarters of substance abusers are employed, but only about 1 in 10 are in treatment. “I’m Afraid of Losing My Job” If I Go to Rehab One of the biggest fears for many active substance abusers is the worry about the repercussions to their job or position if they admit to having a problem and need to take time off to go to treatment. Will I get Fired/Demoted/Replaced? Will it hurt my chances of getting a promotion? What happens to the projects I’m

How to Confront an Addict in Your Life

September 7th, 2016|

"… just as CPR is often the first life-saving step in helping a heart attack victim, intervention is the most powerful step the family can take to initiate the recovery process." ~ Jeff Jay, Love First: a Family’s Guide to Intervention The best time to get help for a substance abuse disorder is absolutely always RIGHT NOW. The disease of addiction is progressive – left untreated, it ALWAYS gets worse, inflicting increasingly-more-negative consequences upon the addict/alcoholic and their family. At its ultimate manifestation, addiction is invariably fatal. The most powerfully-effective tool that family members can