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30 01, 2017

Chronic Pain and Addiction: Two Peas in a Pod

January 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Despite the cute title of this post, the story of how chronic pain and addiction interact is no fairy tale. Three factors of the healthcare situation in the United States contribute to the convergence of chronic pain and substance addiction. First, chronic pain has a significant impact on quality of life and satisfaction, which makes

27 01, 2017

Alcohol, Drug Misuse are “major public health challenges”: Surgeon General on the Addiction Crisis in the US

January 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Last year, 27 million people reported either the use of illegal drugs or the misuse of prescription drugs. Over 66 million people reported binge drinking in the past month. These two key findings are the beginning of Surgeon General Vivek Murthy’s lengthy and historic report on the addiction crisis in the United States. These findings,

23 01, 2017

Addicted: What to Do When Therapy Isn’t Enough

January 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

“Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine.” ~ Honre de Balzac As the common sentiment goes, addiction recovery is a personal process that starts with the individual; but this does not mean that you have to attempt achieving sobriety or abstinence completely on your own. Counseling is an extremely

20 01, 2017

The steps of recovery: What does the process look like?

January 20th, 2017|0 Comments

If you try to Google “steps to recovery,” you are likely to uncover a wide range of results. Whether one follows twelve steps, five stages, or six chapters, they all work together to highlight one thing: recovery from addiction is not straightforward and does not happen overnight. There is no question that the road to

13 01, 2017

Post Acute Withdrawal: Detox Part Deux

January 13th, 2017|0 Comments

“What breaks you down is not the amount of pressure you feel at one time, but it’s the way you perceive and handle it.” ~ Ashish Patel No one has ever said that recovery from alcohol and drug addiction is an easy process. While the end result – sobriety - is more than worth all

9 01, 2017

The Power of Positivity in Recovery and Healing

January 9th, 2017|0 Comments

“The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” ~ Chinese Proverb Do you roll your eyes at statements like always look on the bright side of life, every dark cloud has a silver lining, or the classic think positive? Positivity may seem like a hollow cliché

6 01, 2017

Outpatient Addiction Treatment in Boise: Is it the right fit for you?

January 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Why do people avoid addiction treatment? What is stopping you, or someone you love, from seeking out addiction treatment in Boise, ID? Many people are intimidated by addiction treatment programs, both because of the cost and supposed social stigma associated with them. Some of the most cited reasons for not going to rehabilitation is either

2 01, 2017

The Link Between Anger and Alcoholism

January 2nd, 2017|7 Comments

“You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.” ~ Buddha Anger is an integral part of human emotion. From the smallest toddler to the most wizened old man, everyone experiences anger at some point and to some degree. However, taken too far, anger can become a drug of

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