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Chubbuck, Idaho Overdose, Addiction, & Treatment Resources

Like many other towns across the country, Chubbuck, Idaho is no stranger to the ravages of addiction. Part of the Pocatello Metropolitan Statistical Area, this small community has struggled with addiction to alcohol and other illicit substances for decades.

And if you are suffering from addiction in Chubbuck, it may feel like you have nowhere to turn for help. Luckily, there are a number of resources to choose from to help you recover: from overdose help and local support groups to educational opportunities and professional treatment options.

No matter where you’re at with your addiction, you don’t have to suffer through it alone.

This comprehensive guide to addiction resources in Chubbuck, Idaho will help you figure out where to turn for help when it comes to addiction, and what you need to recover for good.

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Addiction – What are the Effects?

The effects of addiction to prescription drugs, illicit drugs, or alcohol are felt far and wide. In Chubbuck, Idaho, if you are suffering from addiction, you are not alone in your fight to overcome it. Getting the help you need is vitally important to your future. Each person deals with the circumstances and symptoms of addiction differently., but regardless of how you cope, there is help.

But regardless of how you use, there are major life repercussions that affect nearly every addict. These include:

Addiction doesn’t just impact the substance abuser themselves either. Just like any other mental disease, the detrimental effects seep into the lives of those close to the addict as well – friends, family members, partners, and even coworkers can all be negatively impacted by an individual’s substance abuse.

And of course, this can lead to the breakdown of social and familial relationships, stifled career development, and most importantly, a dissolution of trust among the people an addict cares about most.

Given just how extensive the damage from substance abuse and addiction can be, it’s critical to know where to look for help.

In a word, BAD.

Since the early 2000s, drug overdose deaths have been on a steady climb year over year. And recently, this rise has taken a turn for the worst thanks mostly to the ever-raging opioid epidemic (fueled by prescription opioids like OxyContin, Vicodin, and Percocet as well as illicit Fentanyl and heroin).

In 2016 alone more than 72,000 Americans died from complications stemming from an overdose. That’s well over the number killed by falls, guns, or car accidents.

In fact, fatal drug overdoses have become so common and so widespread around the country, that drug overdoses are now the number one cause of death among Americans under the age of 50.

And within Idaho itself, addiction is just as big of a problem.

Here are a few local statistics to help put the Idaho drug epidemic into perspective.

  • Between 1999 and 2013, the number of Idaho deaths from drug misuse has more than doubled.
  • Fatal car crashes have risen by 21% from 2014 to 2015. And 40% of those crashes are due to drunk driving.
  • 1 out of 5 high schoolers in Idaho has used a prescription drug illicitly.
  • Heroin seized by the Idaho State Police skyrocketed by 800% from 2014 to 2015.
  • Meth cases in the area more than tripled from 2014 to 2015.
  • 93% of Oregon-Idaho law enforcement officers who responded to a national survey thought that meth more than any other drug contributes to violent crime in the area.
  • Drug trafficking is prevalent in the area. IN 2015 alone, 107 drug trafficking organizations and 7 money laundering organizations were operating in the area. 

Drug or Alcohol Overdose Support

The detrimental effects of a substance abuse problem are extensive, that much is clear. But one of the most damaging and terrifying potential issues that can arise from using a drug illicitly is an overdose.

An overdose occurs when the body is flooded by a harmful substance or substances faster than it can process it. Taking too much of a drug, mixing it with other substances like alcohol, or using drugs that have been mixed with harmful fillers and cutting agents can all result in an overdose.

While these overdoses are not always necessarily fatal, many of them can be. And one of the biggest factors in the extent of the damage is how quickly the individual receives emergency medical care.

That’s why it’s so important to know exactly how to spot the signs of a drug or alcohol overdose early on – because knowing what to look for just may end up saving a life.

Not all overdoses look alike. And just how addiction as a whole affects everyone differently, not all people going through an overdose will exhibit the same symptoms. Symptoms also depend on the substance of abuse as well.

Below are some of the most common signs of an overdose to watch for when it comes to the most frequently abused drugs.

Heroin - According to MedlinePlus, some of the most common heroin overdose symptoms to be on the lookout for include:

  • No breathing
  • Shallow breathing
  • Slow and difficult breathing
  • Dry mouth
  • Extremely small pupils, sometimes as small as the head of a pin (pinpoint pupils)
  • Discolored tongue
  • Low blood pressure
  • Weak pulse
  • Bluish-colored nails and lips
  • Constipation
  • Spasms of the stomach and intestines
  • Coma
  • Delirium
  • Disorientation
  • Drowsiness
  • Uncontrolled muscle movements

Alcohol - The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) points out a couple of signs of alcohol poisoning, including:

  • Mental confusion, stupor, coma, or inability to wake up
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Slow breathing (fewer than 8 breaths per minute)
  • Irregular breathing (10 seconds or more between breaths)
  • Hypothermia (low body temperature), bluish skin color, paleness

Cocaine/Crack Cocaine - Some of the most common symptoms of a cocaine overdose according to MedlinePlus include:

  • Seizures
  • Loss of awareness of surroundings
  • Loss of urine control
  • High body temperature, severe sweating
  • High blood pressure, very fast heart rate or irregular heart rhythm
  • Bluish color of the skin
  • Fast or difficulty breathing
  • Death

Benzodiazepines - MedlinePlus points out that overdosing on benzodiazepines like diazepam (Valium) can bring on a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Bluish-colored lips and fingernails
  • Blurred vision, double vision
  • Breathing is slow, labored, or stopped
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness, lack of alertness
  • Excitability
  • Hiccups
  • Rapid side-to-side movement of the eyes
  • Rash
  • Stomach upset
  • Tiredness
  • Tremor
  • Weakness, uncoordinated movement

Crystal Meth - Signs of a meth overdose according to MedlinePlus include:

  • Agitation
  • Chest pain
  • Coma or unresponsiveness (in extreme cases)
  • Heart attack
  • Irregular or stopped heartbeat
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Very high body temperature
  • Kidney damage and possibly kidney failure
  • Paranoia
  • Seizures
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Stroke

Prescription Opioids - According to MedlinePlus, some symptoms that may occur during a prescription opioid overdose to watch for include:

  • The person's face is extremely pale and/or feels clammy to the touch
  • Their body goes limp
  • Their fingernails or lips have a purple or blue color
  • They start vomiting or making gurgling noises
  • They cannot be awakened or are unable to speak
  • Their breathing or heartbeat slows or stops

If you’ve identified the signs of an overdose, the very first step is to contact emergency services. Call 9-1-1 immediately.

It’s important to remember here that every second is crucial when it comes to treating a drug overdose. Some people may hesitate to call 9-1-1 because the overdose may have been on an illegal drug. They may convince themselves that the person will pull through, that they just need a few minutes to recover.

This type of thinking can be deadly.

Every second the brain goes without oxygen (a common result of an overdose) increases the likelihood of permanent brain damage as well as death. So if you’re wondering whether you should call emergency services, the answer should always be a resounding YES.

9-1-1 operators will be able to instruct you in administering life-saving support while you wait for an ambulance to arrive.

12-Step Meetings in Chubbuck, ID

12-step meetings are a fantastic way for addicts and friends and family members of substance abusers to get the motivational and emotional support they need to adopt healthier life strategies.

Chubbuck Addiction Resouces

As the name implies, these programs (including AA, NA, Al-Anon, and Nar-Anon) all stem from the same 12-step methodology first founded by Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935.

These groups are incredibly common across the country and the world at large. Plus, they’re 100% free, open to all, and are not affiliated with any particular organization, government, or belief system.

Most meetings follow the group talk format – where members are free to bring up any problems they’re struggling with at the time involving addiction and discuss with the group. Some meetings also study specific program literature, involve a speaker, or host special events like potlucks or birthday celebrations.

But more than anything, these groups show members that a life of sobriety is possible through rigorous honesty, both with oneself and with others.

Alcoholics Anonymous or AA, has been helping people overcome alcohol addiction for over 80 years. By using AA’s 12-step program, people from all over the world have beaten their addictions, and so can you.

In fact, in 2017 AA had a worldwide membership of almost 2.1 million and more than 120 thousand groups holding weekly meetings.

Like many other 12-step groups, AA incorporates member sponsors – a kind of mentorship for people new to the program.

And also like other 12-step programs, Alcoholics Anonymous is completely free and open to anyone who wants to control their drinking.

Within Chubbuck, there is only one meeting that takes place.

Chubbuck Sunday Night Group
Sunday at 7:00pm
Meeting is open.
Chubbuck United Methodist Church
5147 Whitaker Rd
Pocatello, ID 83202
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

And while there may only be one Alcoholics Anonymous meeting happening within the Chubbuck area itself, there are plenty of other groups to choose from in the surrounding areas. 

Have a look at some of the closest ones below, each taking place within less than an hour from Chubbuck, ID.

SUNDAYS

Spiritual Breakfast Meeting
Sunday at 8:30am
Meeting is open.
Dixie's Diner
2150 Channing Way
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Blackfoot Meeting
Sunday at 9:00am
Meeting is open.
Jason Lee United Methodist Church
168 S University Ave
Blackfoot, ID 83221

Grapevine Group
Sunday at 9:00am
Meeting is open.
Serenity Hall (downstairs)
600 S Blvd
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Just for Today - Big Book Solution
Sunday at Noon
Meeting is open.
Friendship Club
745 S 1st Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
Meeting is wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Big Book Study format.

Reunion de AA en Espanol
Sunday at 5:00pm
Meeting is open.
Holy Rosary Church Parish Center Building (Si podemus, cntr bldg, door right side bsmt)
145 9th St
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
This meeting takes place in Spanish.

Group II
Sunday at 7:00pm
Meeting is open.
Friendship Club
745 S 1st Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Spearhead Meeting
Sunday at 7:00pm
Meeting is closed.
Hope and Recovery Resource Center
214 E Center St
Pocatello, ID 83201
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Turning Point Group
Sunday at 7:00pm
Meeting is open.
Serenity Hall (downstairs)
600 S Blvd
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Si Podemus
Sunday at 8:00pm
Meeting is open.
Holy Rosary Church Parish Center Building (Si podemus, cntr bldg, door right side bsmt)
145 9th St
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
This meeting takes place in Spanish.

Progressive Group
Sunday at 8:00pm
Meeting is open.
Serenity Hall (downstairs)
600 S Blvd
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

MONDAYS

Lunch Bunch AA
Monday at 11:30am
Meeting is open.
Dennys Restaurant
950 Lindsay Blvd
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Primary Purpose Group
Monday at Noon
Meeting is open.
First Congregational United Church of Christ
309 N Garfield Ave
Pocatello, ID 83204

Noon Discussion Group
Monday at Noon
Meeting is open.
Friendship Club
745 S 1st Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Sundowners Group
Monday at 5:30pm
Meeting is open.
Friendship Club
745 S 1st Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Monday Night Women's Group Women
Monday at 7:00pm
Meeting is open.
Friendship Club
745 S 1st Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
Meeting is wheelchair accessible. This meeting is for women only.

Looking Glass Group
Monday at 7:00pm
Meeting is open.
Presbyterian Church
202 S 7th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Live Easy Think First
Monday at 7:00pm
Meeting is open.
Old Depot City Bldg.
802 Front St
McCammon, ID 83250
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Shoulder To Shoulder
Monday at 7:30pm
Meeting is open.
Hope and Recovery Center
210 E Center St
Pocatello, ID 83201

New Hope and Inspiration Group
Monday at 7:30pm
Meeting is open.
New Life Church
2170 12th St
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Group I
Monday at 8:00pm
Meeting is open.
Trinity Episcopal Church
248 N Arthur Ave
Pocatello, ID 83204

AA Study Group (Big Book)
Monday at 8:00pm
Meeting is open.
Serenity Hall (downstairs)
600 S Blvd
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

TUESDAYS

Grapevine Group
Tuesday at 7:00am
Meeting is open.
Serenity Hall (downstairs)
600 S Blvd
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Coffee Break Group
Tuesday at 10:00am
Meeting is open.
Serenity Hall (downstairs)
600 S Blvd
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Happy Meals
Tuesday at 11:30am
Meeting is open.
Dixie's Diner
2150 Channing Way
Idaho Falls, ID 83404

Primary Purpose Group
Tuesday at Noon
Meeting is open.
First Congregational United Church of Christ
309 N Garfield Ave
Pocatello, ID 83204

Noon Discussion Group
Tuesday at Noon
Meeting is open.
Friendship Club
745 S 1st Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Brown Baggers
Tuesday at Noon
Meeting is open.
Four Directions Treatment Center
37 Agency Rd
Fort Hall, ID 83202
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Sundowners Group
Tuesday at 5:30pm
Meeting is open.
Friendship Club
745 S 1st Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Just Stay
Tuesday at 5:30pm
Meeting is open.
Serenity Hall (downstairs)
600 S Blvd
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Spearhead Meeting
Tuesday at 7:00pm
Meeting is closed.
Hope and Recovery Resource Center
214 E Center St
Pocatello, ID 83201
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Joy Of Living
Tuesday at 7:00pm
Meeting is open.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
72 N Shilling Ave
Blackfoot, ID 83221
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Hope Group
Tuesday at 7:30pm
Meeting is open.
Center for Hope
1501 Northgate Mile
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

WEDNESDAYS

Lunch Bunch Step Study Meeting
Wednesday at 11:30am
Meeting is open.
Dennys Restaurant
950 Lindsay Blvd
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Meeting is wheelchair accessible. Step Meeting

Primary Purpose Group
Wednesday at Noon
Meeting is open.
First Congregational United Church of Christ
309 N Garfield Ave
Pocatello, ID 83204

Noon Discussion Group
Wednesday at Noon
Meeting is open.
Friendship Club
745 S 1st Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Sundowners Group
Wednesday at 5:30pm
Meeting is open.
Friendship Club
745 S 1st Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Clean and Sober Group
Wednesday at 6:00pm
Meeting is open.
Serenity Hall (downstairs)
600 S Blvd
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Group II
Wednesday at 7:00pm
Meeting is open.
Friendship Club
745 S 1st Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Portneuf Group
Wednesday at 7:00pm
Meeting is open.
Bible Church
251 Grant Ave
Inkom, ID 83245

AF Recovery
Wednesday at 7:00pm
Meeting is open.
American Legion Hall (Big Book Study 1st Wed of month)
235 Idaho St
American Falls, ID 83211
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

The Great News (Big Book Study)
Wednesday at 7:30pm
Meeting is closed.
Unitarian Fellowship Church - downstairs
555 E St
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Meeting is wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Big Book Study format.

Veterans Recovery Group
Wednesday at 8:00pm
Meeting is open.
Serenity Hall (downstairs)
600 S Blvd
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

THURSDAYS

Grapevine Group
Thursday at 7:00am
Meeting is open.
Serenity Hall (downstairs)
600 S Blvd
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Coffee Break Group
Thursday at 10:00am
Meeting is open.
Serenity Hall (downstairs)
600 S Blvd
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Happy Meals Group
Thursday at 11:30am
Meeting is open.
Dixie's Diner
2150 Channing Way
Idaho Falls, ID 83404

Primary Purpose Group
Thursday at Noon
Meeting is open.
First Congregational United Church of Christ
309 N Garfield Ave
Pocatello, ID 83204

Noon Discussion Group
Thursday at Noon
Meeting is open.
Friendship Club
745 S 1st Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Sundowners Group
Thursday at 5:30pm
Meeting is open.
Friendship Club
745 S 1st Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Just Stay
Thursday at 5:30pm
Meeting is open.
Serenity Hall (downstairs)
600 S Blvd
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Young People's Group
Thursday at 7:00pm
Meeting is open.
Friendship Club
745 S 1st Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
Meeting is wheelchair accessible. This meeting is specifically for young people.

Spearhead Meeting
Thursday at 7:00pm
Meeting is closed.
Hope and Recovery Resource Center
214 E Center St
Pocatello, ID 83201
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Blackfoot Group
Thursday at 7:00pm
Meeting is open.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
72 N Shilling Ave
Blackfoot, ID 83221
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

I Want What You Have
Thursday at 7:00pm
Meeting is open.
Old Depot City Bldg.
802 Front St
McCammon, ID 83250
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Progressive Group
Thursday at 8:00pm
Meeting is open.
Serenity Hall (downstairs)
600 S Blvd
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

FRIDAYS

Early Risers II
Friday at 6:30am
Meeting is open.
Elmer's Pancake and Steak House
851 S 5th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Lunch Bunch AA
Friday at 11:30am
Meeting is open.
Dennys Restaurant
950 Lindsay Blvd
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Primary Purpose Group
Friday at Noon
Meeting is open.
First Congregational United Church of Christ
309 N Garfield Ave
Pocatello, ID 83204

Noon Discussion Group
Friday at Noon
Meeting is open.
Friendship Club
745 S 1st Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Sundowners Group
Friday at 5:30pm
Meeting is open.
Friendship Club
745 S 1st Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Just Stay
Friday at 5:30pm
Meeting is open.
Serenity Hall (downstairs)
600 S Blvd
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Looking Glass Group
Friday at 7:00pm
Meeting is open.
Presbyterian Church
202 S 7th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Spearhead North
Friday at 7:00pm
Meeting is closed.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
72 N Shilling Ave
Blackfoot, ID 83221

Great News
Friday at 7:00pm
Meeting is open.
Cornerstone Pentecostal Church (2nd Fri is Speaker mtg)
793 Cleveland St
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Meeting is wheelchair accessible. This meeting follows a Speaker format.

TGIF
Friday at 7:30pm
Meeting is open.
Four Directions Treatment Center
37 Agency Rd
Fort Hall, ID 83202
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Group I
Friday at 8:00pm
Meeting is open.
Trinity Episcopal Church
248 N Arthur Ave
Pocatello, ID 83204

Westside Group
Friday at 8:00pm
Meeting is open.
CrossPoint Community Church
1900 Grandview Dr
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Lincoln Group
Friday at 8:00pm
Meeting is open.
Serenity Hall (downstairs)
600 S Blvd
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

SATURDAYS

The Sunlight of the Spirit Women
Saturday at 8:30am
Meeting is open.
Serenity Hall (downstairs)
600 S Blvd
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
This meeting is for women only.

Coffee Break Group
Saturday at 10:00am
Meeting is open.
Serenity Hall (downstairs)
600 S Blvd
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Noon Discussion Group
Saturday at Noon
Meeting is open.
Friendship Club
745 S 1st Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Sundowners Group
Saturday at 5:30pm
Meeting is open.
Friendship Club
745 S 1st Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Happy Hour Group
Saturday at 6:00pm
Meeting is open.
Jason Lee United Methodist Church
168 S University Ave
Blackfoot, ID 83221

Clean and Sober Group
Saturday at 6:00pm
Meeting is open.
Serenity Hall (downstairs)
600 S Blvd
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Saturday Night Group Two
Saturday at 7:00pm
Meeting is open.
Friendship Club
745 S 1st Ave
Pocatello, ID 83201
This meeting follows a Discussion format.

Vision For You Speaker Meeting
Saturday at 7:00pm
Meeting is open.
St. Joseph Parrish Hall (side entrance)
403 N Hayes Ave
Pocatello, ID 83204
This meeting follows a Speaker format. Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

AF Recovery
Saturday at 7:00pm
Meeting is open.
American Legion Hall (Big Book Study 1st Wed of month)
235 Idaho St
American Falls, ID 83211
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

The Buzz
Saturday at 7:00pm
Meeting is open.
Trinity United Methodist Church
237 N Water Ave
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

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Narcotics Anonymous or NA takes a more generalized approach to the type of addictions it addresses. And contrary to popular belief, this program isn’t just for drug users either. In fact, these groups even welcome alcoholics in addition to those addicted to illicit substances.

Though not as popular as AA, the group that it grew out of, Narcotics Anonymous boasts some hefty numbers across the world. According to estimates, there are around 67 thousand weekly meetings that take place in 139 different countries.

And just like AA, Narcotics Anonymous meetings are famously welcoming to all, completely confidential, and 100% free for all members.

Unfortunately, there aren’t any Narcotics Anonymous meetings that take place within Chubbuck itself. However, NA is still an incredibly popular support group. And as a result, there are a number of meetings that take place within the surrounding areas.

Below are some of the closest NA meetings happening near Chubbuck, each less than 50 miles away.

SUNDAYS

A-Frame
Sunday at 6:00pm
This meeting is open.
790 Northeast Main Street
Blackfoot, Idaho 83221-1822
Meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Serenity Hall (downstairs)
Sunday at 6:00pm
This meeting is open.
600 South Boulevard
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401
Meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Children welcome. This meeting is specifically for beginners.

Old Saint Joseph's School (Basement)
Sunday at 7:00pm
This meeting is open.
403 North Hayes Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho 83204
Meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Meeting follows a Question and Answer format. Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
Sunday at 7:00pm
This meeting is open.
132 South 1st Street West
Grace, Idaho 83241-5215

MONDAYS

Friendship Club (Backroom)
Monday at 1:15pm
This meeting is open.
745 South 1st Street
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
Meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

A-Frame
Monday at 7:00pm
This meeting is open.
790 Northeast Main Street
Blackfoot, Idaho 83221-1822

Friendship Club (Backroom)
Monday at 8:00pm
This meeting is open.
745 South 1st Street
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
Meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Trinity Methodist Church (Room 106)
Monday at 8:00pm
This meeting is open.
237 North Water Avenue
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-4003

TUESDAYS

Friendship Club (Backroom)
Tuesday at 1:15pm
This meeting is open.
745 South 1st Street
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
Meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format.

Central Christian Church
Tuesday at 7:00pm
This meeting is open.
918 North 8th Ave
Pocatello, Idaho 83201-5719

Friendship Club (Backroom)
Tuesday at 7:15pm
This meeting is open.
745 South 1st Street
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Good Samaritan (Chapel)
Tuesday at 8:00pm
This meeting is open.
840 East Elva Street
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401-2801
This meeting follows a Literature Study format.

WEDNESDAYS

Friendship Club (Backroom)
Wednesday at 1:15pm
This meeting is open.
745 South 1st Street
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
Meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

First Methodist Church
Wednesday at 7:00pm
This meeting is open.
200 North 15th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

72 South Shilling Avenue (basement)
Wednesday at 7:00pm
This meeting is open.
72 South Shilling Avenue
Blackfoot, Idaho 83221-2951
Directions: corner of Pacific

Good Samaritan (Chapel)
Wednesday at 7:00pm
This meeting is open.
840 East Elva Street
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401-2801
This meeting follows a Literature Study format. Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

THURSDAYS

Friendship Club (Backroom)
Thursday at 1:15pm
This meeting is open.
745 South 1st Street
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
Meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format.

A-Frame
Thursday at 7:00pm
This meeting is open.
790 Northeast Main Street
Blackfoot, Idaho 83221-1822
Meeting follows a Candlelight format.

First Methodist Church
Thursday at 7:30pm
This meeting is open.
200 North 15th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
Meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

FRIDAYS

Friendship Club (Backroom)
Friday at 1:15pm
This meeting is open.
745 South 1st Street
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
Meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

Trinity Methodist Church
Friday at 7:00pm
This meeting is open.
237 North Water Avenue
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-4003

Friendship Club
Friday at 8:00pm
This meeting is open.
745 South 1st Street
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
Meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

A-Frame
Friday at 9:00pm
This meeting is open.
790 Northeast Main Street
Blackfoot, Idaho 83221-1822
Meeting follows a Candlelight format.

SATURDAYS

Friendship Club (Backroom)
Saturday at 7:00pm
This meeting is open.
745 South 1st Street
Pocatello, Idaho 83201
Meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Meeting is wheelchair accessible.

72 South Shilling Avenue (basement)
Saturday at 7:00pm
This meeting is open.
72 South Shilling Avenue
Blackfoot, Idaho 83221-2951
Directions: corner of Pacific

Serenity Hall (downstairs)
Saturday at 7:00pm
This meeting is open.
600 South Boulevard
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401
This meeting is specifically for beginners. Meeting follows a Discussion/Participation format. Children welcome.

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Substance abuse hurts more than just the addicted individual. Friends and family members also suffer along the way. And unfortunately, many don’t get the extra help that they need to cope with a loved one’s addiction and repair their own lives.

For them, there are Al-Anon and Alateen. These groups are focused on providing the emotional and motivational support friends and family members of addicts need. They can also offer advice on how to stop enabling a loved one’s drug habits, getting them help, and supporting them during recovery.

Al-Anon groups are also relatively common in the Chubbuck and surrounding areas. Have a look at the list of meetings below, each taking place within 50 miles of Chubbuck.

SUNDAYS

Serenity AFG
Sunday 7:00 PM
Bingham Memorial Hospital
98 Poplar St, Blackfoot, ID, 83221, USA
Meets in cafeteria
Student & Professional observers welcome

New Beginnings AFG
Sunday 7:00 PM
Western Real Estate
1395 NW Main St, Blackfoot, ID, 83221, USA
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

MONDAYS

Turn Around AFG
Monday 12:00 PM
Mandarin Restaurant
675 Yellowstone Ave, Pocatello, ID, 83201, USA
Meeting room

Steps To Serenity AFG
Monday 7:00 PM
Chubbuck United Methodist
5147 Whitaker Rd, Pocatello, ID, 83202, USA
Use front door (south side)
Student & Professional observers welcome
Beginners

Monday Night Step Study AFG
Monday 7:30 PM
New Life Church
2170 E 12th St, Idaho Falls, ID, 83404, USA
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

TUESDAYS

Courage To Change AFG
Tuesday 5:30 PM
Friendship Club
745 South 1st St., Pocatello, ID, 83201, USA
If club is closed go through door at top of handicapped ramp.
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Bantello AFG
Tuesday 7:00 PM
Friendship Club
745 S 1st Ave, Pocatello, ID, 83201, USA
When facility is closed use ramp and meeting room is second on the left.
Student & Professional observers welcome.

Blackfoot Down Under AFG
Tuesday 7:00 PM
St Paul's Episcopal Church
72 N Shilling Ave, Blackfoot, ID, 83221, USA
Rectory basement, use side door to the left of the basement
Student & Professional observers welcome

WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday Wild Bunch AFG
Wednesday 12:00 PM
Mental Health Associates
210 W Burnside Ave, Chubbuck, ID, 83202, USA
Suite a
Student & Professional observers welcome

Wednesday Noon Munch Bunch AFG
Wednesday 12:00 PM
St Luke's Episcopal Church
270 N Placer Ave, Idaho Falls, ID, 83402, USA
Bring your own lunch

THURSDAYS

Hope and Recovery AFG
Thursday 6:00 PM
Hope And Recovery Resource Center
210 E Center St Ste D, Pocatello, ID, 83201, USA
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Down Under Ii AFG
Thursday 7:00 PM
St Pauls Episcopal Church
72 N Shilling Ave, Blackfoot, ID, 83221, USA
Student & Professional observers welcome

Fresh Start AFG
Thursday 7:00 PM
St John's Lutheran Church
290 7th St, Idaho Falls, ID, 83401, USA

FRIDAYS

Friday Out To Lunch Bunch AFG
Friday 12:00 PM
Life Incorporated
640 Pershing Ave, Pocatello, ID, 83201, USA
Handicap Access

Just For Today AFG
Friday 12:00 PM
Cornerstone Pentecostal Church
793 CLEVELAND ST, IDAHO FALLS, ID, 83401, USA
Student & Professional observers welcome
Handicap Access

Westside AFG
Friday 8:00 PM
Church of Nazarene
1900 Grandview Dr, Idaho Falls, ID, 83402, USA

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Non 12-Step Groups

12-step meetings aren’t the only options when it comes to support groups. In fact, some people find that the “spirituality" that these meetings imply doesn't mix with their own personal beliefs. It should be mentioned, however, that 12-step groups openly state that they are not affiliated with any particular religion, and members of all faiths and belief systems are welcome to attend.

Even still, if you are looking for other options for support and recovery, there are alternatives. The three most common are SMART Recovery, Moderation Management, and Secular Organizations for Sobriety (S.O.S.).

SMART Recovery is a self-help support group focused on empowering recovering addicts to take their recovery into their own hands. It offers scientifically-tested techniques, strategies, and approaches to addiction that are proven to help reduce cravings and decrease the chances of relapse.

Groups are also led by a certified instructor rather than the member community – an approach that helps provide consistency and accuracy of information.

Added to that, the techniques and lessons found in SMART Recovery meetings change with the findings in the field of addiction research.

To find a SMART Recovery meeting nearby, have a look at their online meeting finder.

While there are plenty of support groups available for alcoholics whose lives have already been destroyed by addiction, there are far fewer groups dedicated to helping people who are just starting to struggle with their drinking.

For them, there’s Moderation Management.

This support group helps individuals who want to merely slow their drinking down, not necessarily stop it entirely. And since most support groups demand full abstinence in order to recover, Moderation Management is generally for people who haven’t succumbed to full-blown alcoholism yet.

There aren’t nearly as many meetings as other groups, but you can find one close to you with their online meeting directory.

A non-spiritual alternative to 12-step groups, Secular Organizations for Sobriety is a network of local nonprofessional groups aimed at curbing addictions of all kinds through group talk therapy. It's been in operation for more than 30 years and is an official 501(c)3 non-profit.  

You can find a meeting by heading over to their meeting search page

Online Support Groups For Addicts

While the best way to attend these meetings is usually in person, many also offer online alternatives as well. These might include online forums, real-time chats, and even teleconferencing options too.

In the end, if meeting in person isn’t appealing or just doesn’t mesh well with your schedule, there are still plenty of other options for recovery that are available. Have a look below for some of the most helpful online groups.

Alcoholics Anonymous has well over one hundred online chapters to choose from. These include groups focused on sharing personal experiences, discussing the 12 steps, taking a deeper dive into the literature, and so much more.

Narcotics Anonymous has a plethora of online options as well. These include Skype meetings, online chats, and many other options too. All it takes to find them is going to their meeting search page and selecting “Web” under “Country” in the “NA Meeting Search” area.

Al-Anon also offers plenty of online alternatives which you can find here.

SMART Recovery has a robust online community that members can take advantage of. These options include an online forum as well as numerous online meetings that take place at a scheduled time.

Moderation Management also has a number of online groups, chat rooms, blogs, and forums too.

The Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS) offers online support for a large variety of addictions and disorders. There are online groups for each type of addiction or disorder, so you can get connected with the right people to help you get your life back.  Log on and find a place to connect and overcome. 

Professional Treatment Options in Chubbuck

For many, 12-step groups and education alone won’t be enough to fully eradicate an addiction and maintain sobriety in the long-term. And in fact, most addicts need specialized care from professional addiction treatment programs to truly recover.

Most professional programs will offer either one or a combination of the two core phases of recovery treatment: detoxification and rehabilitation.

Detoxification - Over the course of an addiction, the body becomes physically altered to function normally only in the presence of the addictive substance. And when that substance is removed from habitual use routines, the body of an addict has a hard time functioning without it. The result is a host of uncomfortable physical and mental side effects known as withdrawals.

Withdrawals can be excruciating in some circumstances. Muscle aches, nausea, sweating, diarrhea, heart palpitations, and even depression, mania, and hallucinations are all possible.

It isn’t any wonder, then, why so many addicts end up turning back to drugs during this process.

Professional detox services help patients push through the uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal while monitoring their health for any serious (and potentially deadly) complications that can result.

In the end, a professional detox program not only helps addicts refrain from resorting back to using, but they also keep people safe as well. 

Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation – While detoxification is a crucial part of any recovery program and sets the foundation for long-term success, it alone is not enough to treat addiction. 

In fact, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) points out that “medical detoxification is only the first stage of addiction treatment and by itself does little to change long-term drug use.”

In order to ensure the absolute best chances of long-term recovery, patients simply must undergo rehabilitation as well. While detox can be thought of as treatment for the body, rehab is more focused on treating the mind for addiction.

These programs teach patients coping strategies for controlling cravings, techniques for avoiding environmental triggers, and strategies for managing life stress – a significant contributor to relapse for recovering addicts.

Therapies such as CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and EMDR are some of the most common in rehab while individual counseling, group therapy, and stress management classes are often involved in treatment as well.

While rehab is an essential part of any recovery, not all rehab programs are the same, and there are pros and cons to each type.

Knowing the specifics of each is a vital part of choosing the right facility to meet your specific needs. Have a look at the three major types of rehabilitation programs below to make choosing the right program even easier. 

Inpatient Rehab – What most people imagine when they think of rehab, an inpatient program requires patients to stay on the campus grounds at all time. They eat, sleep, receive treatment, and spend their free hours at the program facility and can usually only leave with a chaperone. 

This allows for a more controlled environment (which reduces the temptation to fall back into using) while also forcing a more intensive focus on recovery. This type of treatment is considered the "gold standard" in rehabilitation for many.

However, inpatient programs tend to be much more expensive than the alternatives. Added to that, patients typically cannot attend classes, go to work, or meet certain family obligations while in the program.

An inpatient treatment program will usually last about one month. 

Outpatient Rehabilitation – In contrast to inpatient programs, the name of the game with outpatient treatment is flexibility. While these facilities typically offer similar therapies to inpatient, an outpatient model lets patients attend to day-to-day obligations and coming in for treatment for just a few hours a day. 

This kind of program is obviously less intrusive, but it also comes with a greater risk of relapse since the environment of the patients isn’t controlled 24/7. Plus, it also can’t offer the same level of care and focus on recovery as an inpatient program can, though it is significantly cheaper.

Some recovering addicts use outpatient programs as a form of continuing care after graduating from an inpatient program.

An outpatient program is usually around 3 months long. 

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) – An IOP offers a higher level of care than a typical outpatient program, though not as much as an inpatient one. With an IOP, patients usually meet for treatment in the evenings several times a week (like outpatient). However, sessions are usually longer and occur more frequently than outpatient. 

This is a great choice for individuals who need more focused treatment than outpatient can offer but can’t sacrifice the time or money required for an inpatient program.

These programs usually last about 3 months as well.

One of the biggest concerns for addicts considering professional treatment is often the costs. For many, they imagine treatment being prohibitively expensive. The 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that worries about related expenses were actually the number one cause of not seeking treatment for almost one-third of respondents.

But the truth is, professional addiction treatment has actually never been more affordable. This is mostly due to recent changes in the laws governing health care and insurance. The Affordable Care Act, for instance, forced all individual and small group insurance providers to cover treatment at least partially.

As a result, if you have health insurance, there's a good chance that your provider will help you cover the costs. Some may even foot the entire bill, leaving you to pay little more than a small co-pay.

Plans vary from provider to provider though, so be sure to verify your insurance coverage before partnering with any particular program.

And if you don’t have private insurance, there are always federally funded options to consider like Medicaid and Medicare.

Finally, if private insurance is out of reach and you don’t qualify for public insurance, many treatment programs are also willing to work with patients on an individual level. Payment plans, financing options, and even sliding scale prices are all quite common in the industry.

So don’t be afraid to reach out to a program personally to find out more about your options.

There are around 8 treatment centers within the Chubbuck/Pocatello area. And for residents here, that might seem like more than enough options to choose from.

And while there may be some great facilities in the area, it’s important to remember that no one should limit their treatment scope to where they live alone. Sometimes travelling for your treatment needs can be one of the best decisions that you’ll ever make when deciding on a program for you.

That’s because opening up your options to other surrounding areas can help you find a program that isn’t just more affordable or effective but will also match your specific needs for tackling an addiction problem.

Added to that, it can help you avoid distractions and become even more serious about your treatment needs. Plus, it’s a more private, confidential way of recovery.

In the end, the most important part is to make sure your needs are being met by a treatment program and that you’re getting the highest level of quality care available.

Ashwood Recovery

Ashwood Recovery: Meeting All of Your Recovery Needs

There are plenty of addiction and treatment resources available in the Chubbuck area. From overdose help and support programs to educational opportunities and professional treatment centers.

And while there are several facilities to choose from within Chubbuck itself, travelling outside of the area might be your best option for recovery. And if so, we’d love to be a part of your journey to sobriety.

At Ashwood Recovery in Boise and Meridian, we offer the highest standards of rehabilitative care in the area. Our outpatient and intensive outpatient programs have been nationally accredited by the Joint Commission as a testament to our superior evidence-based care.

Our clean and modern facility is the perfect environment for getting to the heart of your addiction and tackling it from the inside out. And with one of the highest staff-to-patient ratios in Idaho, you can be sure you’re getting the personalized, attentive care that you deserve.

Even if you decide that an outpatient or IOP isn’t right for you, we offer a range of referral services as well.

So whether you’re searching for the best outpatient care available or don’t know where to start looking for inpatient and detox services, we can help you get the information you need for a more successful recovery.

Call us today to begin your recovery or to find out more about what you need to kick your addiction to the curb for good.

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