Drug Rehab

Drug-Induced Psychosis and How You Can Recover

August 9th, 2017|

Psychosis is one of the most serious side effects and results of heavy drug usage. Learn more about drug-induced psychosis and how to recover. When 1 in 10 individuals 12 years of age and older in the United States report illicit drug use in the last month, it’s safe to say recreational drugs are popular in America. Any illicit drug means any illicit drug: the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2015 study took into account every illicit drug possible. 1 in 10 individuals in the past month have used either: Marijuana Cocaine (including crack)

Methadone Treatment: The Good, Bad and The Ugly

May 4th, 2017|

He’s halfway sick and halfway stoned. He’d sure like to kick, but he’s too far gone. So they wind him down with methadone. ~ James Taylor, “A Junkie’s Lament” Methadone Treatment: The Good, Bad and The Ugly Methadone treatment for heroin and opioid addiction recovery has become increasingly popularized since it was first introduced as a treatment option around half a century ago. Many people on the path to recovery use methadone around the country to help manage the withdrawal symptoms associated with drug rehab and addiction treatment. There is one clear benefit to

Sinner or Saint: Long-Term Effects of Suboxone Use

March 12th, 2017|

The question surrounding suboxone is a simple one: Is it a good idea to treat opioid addiction with another opioid? Sinner or Saint: Long-Term Effects of Suboxone Use Opioid abuse is well-known as a scourge across the country by those addicted to them, as well as police, doctors, rehab facilities, and even the federal government. It’s a public health emergency that kills tens of thousands of people each year, and appears to only be getting worse. Of course, because opioid abuse has become such a major problem, there is, obviously, a number of counter-strategies

Ashwood Recovery is Now In-Network with Multiple Insurance Carriers

March 9th, 2017|

We are excited to announce that you will now have in-network insurance coverage for drug rehab services at Ashwood Recovery! Here's Our Current List of Insurance Agencies Who We Are Now In-Network With: Pac Source (BP) MHNet Select Health Cigna Why Being In-Network Saves You Money When you Choose an Addiction Treatment Program When you attend a drug rehab program, including outpatient programs like Ashwood, your insurance should help cover the cost of treatment, which is a big help. If the rehab you choose is out-of-network, the amount of coverage paid by the insurance is

Length of stay for addiction rehab-does it matter?

March 7th, 2017|

There is no exact answer for how long addicts should stay in drug and alcohol rehab. Neither is there an exact scientific formula for calculating how long rehab should last. Any amount of time is good. However, therapists agree that longer stays result in lower relapse rates. Length of Stay for Addiction Rehab - Does it Matter? Addiction is a chronic disorder. It can be debilitating and in some cases, life-threatening. Treatment helps addicts get and stay sober. Accepting a drug addiction and seeking professional help is the first step to recovery. Rehab saves

Addiction Therapies Explained: CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing and EMDR

March 2nd, 2017|

There are many options when it comes to addiction therapies. Each therapy offers a different approach to a very serious disease. How do these different types of therapies treat addiction and which type is best for you? Components of Comprehensive Addiction Treatment Research in addiction therapy has undergone immense changes since a boom in research that started in the 1970s. Several therapies have developed due to successful studies and others have evolved out of those studies in recent years. What governs whether or not an addiction therapy is effective in treatment? Researchers have identified key

Hitting Bottom at 65 and Celebrating Sobriety During the Golden Years

February 22nd, 2017|

Matilda K., a retired financial analyst who lives in Boise, Idaho, is recovering from drug addiction. She knows what it means to get sober later in life. Here, Matilda tells her personal story of addiction and her experience in recovery. Matilda considers herself a sassy sixty-something gal who still has a lot of life left to live – someone who wouldn’t dare refer to herself as a “senior.” Matilda admits she still has her demons to battle and secrets to reconcile. She is currently working on Step Four with a sponsor in the program of

Addicted: What to Do When Therapy Isn’t Enough

January 23rd, 2017|

“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 helpful resource for those struggling with addiction and alcoholism, particularly as a first response and as a way of seeking out continued care in the long term. However, individual therapy sometimes is not enough for addicts struggling to stay on

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

January 20th, 2017|

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 recovery is a process that requires intentional steps toward specific goals. More often than not, it is not enough to simply determine to live addiction-free. Instead, the process is filled with difficult challenges, triumphant achievements, and more highs and lows

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

January 6th, 2017|

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 because people say they do not have the time or money to seek out treatment or because they do not want other people knowing that they are in a recovery program. The image of ‘rehab’ that many have in their