Idaho Falls, Idaho sports beautiful scenic locations at the base of the Rocky Mountains, as well as a vibrant arts community. It also sports something that finds its way into every community – addiction problems.
Addiction is a disease that strikes in Idaho Falls the same as it does anywhere – silently, and destructively. Beating it back is a constant battle, but it's a team effort and it can be done. These addiction resources in Idaho Falls are here to help you or your loved ones beat addiction and get back to a life free of the shackles of dependency.
Addiction is different for everyone. The substances change, the symptoms change, and the circumstances change, but the damage it does is always real.
Whether the catalyst is alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription drugs or something else entirely, addiction hurts everyone. Getting control of your addiction means getting control of your life, and in some cases, saving your life.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), over 2 million Americans abused or were dependent on prescription opioids like Oxycontin and Vicodin in 2014. Over 14,000 overdoses in 2014 alone are attributed to prescription drug abuse.
Narcotics Anonymous provides support to those suffering addiction to anything from illicit drugs to prescription drugs. If you're interested in getting support at local NA meetings, see this list of gatherings to find meetings in Idaho Falls and the Snake River Valley area. And if you're not sure whether you need it, consider an addiction assessment.
Alcohol is one of the most common and destructive addictive substances available. Alcoholics Anonymous, or AA, helps countless people overcome their addiction to alcohol. Their 12-step program is proven effective, and has been implemented effectively in a number of other organizations. You can find AA meetings in Idaho Falls to attend by checking your location on this list.
Al-Anon meetings help people understand their loved one's recovery. You can find Al-Anon meetings in Idaho Falls and the rest of the Snake River Valley area here.
This list also includes Alateen meetings in Idaho Falls. Alateen is a version of Al-Anon that caters specifically to teens, particularly those who have parents or other relatives with an addiction problem.
Don't let a busy schedule or an aversion to public groups stand in the way of getting support.
Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS) has a number of online groups for many different afflictions, including substance abuse and eating disorders.
You can also find AA groups online. There are a number of ways to get support from these groups, from forums to chat rooms to phone groups. Whatever you're comfortable with, there are people ready to help.
If you need help paying for treatment, go to https://www.healthcare.gov/ and find out how you can get assistance. Don't let concerns over cost stop you from getting your life back on track.
Not sure what kind of coverage you'll get from your insurance? Check out SAMHSA.gov. Here you can find information about the Affordable Care Act and links with further information.
Reach out today. We know how hard addiction can be. Recovery is possible!