Less than two hours away from Boise and ten mounts out from Twin Falls, Jerome is a small town of about 10,000 people. Despite its appearance and close community, the town is not immune from illicit drugs and addiction problems. The city’s zip code, 83338, has a population of just over 15,000 people – the meetings and resources on this page are available to anyone who lives in the area. The best help can be found at the facilities and meetings listed below.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is one of the best and most reputable support groups for alcohol addiction in the country. The meetings are designed to provide fellowship for men and women of all ages who are working toward recovery. AA teaches a 12 step program, with each step designed not only to maintain sobriety but rebuild lives. Its sister program, Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a support group for those struggle with drug addiction. The only requirement for these groups is a genuine desire to break the addiction. Al-Anon/Alateen is an organization that focuses on the families and close friends of those struggling with alcohol and drug addiction, offering a support group for those looking to encourage their loved ones toward recovery.
There are half a dozen individual AA groups in Jerome that meet several times each week. There is at least one meeting each day between all of these groups, and they are open to anyone who wants to attend. Click here (http://www.idahoarea18aa.org/main/newresults.php) to see the schedule and addresses of the individual groups.
The Southern Idaho Region of NA offers a weekly NA meeting on Thursday nights in Jerome, along with a dozen other meeting options in the Magic Valley area. You can find the weekly schedule and meeting information here (http://www.sirna.org/magicvalley/meeting-schedule/).
District 4 of the Idaho Al-Anon/Alateen organization hosts daily meetings in the Jerome area during the week, with the closest meetings in Twin Falls. Look for the meetings closest to you here.
Recovering from alcohol or drug addiction is not a solitary process – thankfully, there are many resources and support centers in Idaho to help. The resources listed below include information regarding government support and assistance for drug addiction, health and recovery in Idaho, and university resources that provide free information about alcohol and drug addiction to Idaho residents – including those living in the Jerome, ID area.
Online Support Groups (http://www.recovery.org/forums/)
This online forum provides support for anyone struggling with drug or alcohol addiction.
Drug & Alcohol Rehab Programs (http://www.addicted.org/drug-rehab-idaho.html)
A full list of drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs in the state.
Recovery does not have to be out of reach – these resources make addiction assistance available for anyone.
Government Financial Assistance for Substance Abuse & Recovery (http://www.samhsa.gov/grants)
Idaho Radar Center (https://radar.boisestate.edu/?route=information%2Fcontact)
Boise VA Medical Center (http://www.boise.va.gov/services/mentalhealth.asp)
Reach out today. We know how hard addiction can be. Recovery is possible!