“The opioid and heroin crisis in this country and in Idaho is not just a law enforcement problem. It is a public health and community problem. It demands a broad array of public health and community services. Opioid addiction often begins not with a law-breaking doctor, but with a family medicine cabinet…" ~Wendy Olson, United
"God, grant me the Serenity to Accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference." ~theologian Reinhold Niebuhr Recovery and 12-Step Fellowship meetings around the world often begin in the same way – with the assembled group reciting the Serenity Prayer together. Early on in
"… a host of recent findings about how addiction works have led the development of effective treatments, and more are coming. Adding to this promising news is evidence that most brains damaged by drugs can recover. Sufferers of addiction can be restored to health.” ~David Sheff, Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America's Greatest Tragedy One
“We know where Ground Zero is, in terms of supply, where it comes from. It comes from Mexico. PERIOD. We can react all we want. Until we shut down the supply that overwhelms both law enforcement and society, we're really just throwing money and resources away. This isn't on television, it isn't a game, and
The 12 Steps of AA has changed so much for alcoholics all over the world. It has allowed them to fully embrace the concept of recovering from alcoholism. What’s more, it has given them a supportive group of peers all working toward the same goal. “The feeling of having shared in a common peril
When you live in the state of Idaho and have a dual diagnosis of both a substance abuse disorder (alcoholism, illicit drug addiction, or the misuse of prescription medications) and a co-occurring psychiatric illness (depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc.) it is vitally important that the program of recovery that you decide upon specializes in the treatment
“... it seems that basic information about diet and well-being is not getting through to the public, and despite drinking less, many young people are seemingly favoring alcohol consumption over a healthy, balanced diet." ~Dr. John Giles, Medical Director at Beneden Healthcare Group There is a new phenomenon gaining ground with young adults – drunkorexia.
“Many people with a dual diagnosis are misunderstood, cannot communicate, or are denied certain services. They may have access to some services, but outcomes will be poor unless services are designed to meet their particular needs." ~Policy paper of the National Coalition on Dual Diagnosis One of the biggest challenges that can face someone who