Meridian, Idaho is a beautiful town just outside of Boise, sporting low crime rates and a beautiful combination of nature and development. And addiction doesn't care. Addiction can creep in anywhere, and it doesn't care what your hometown is like.
Addiction resources in Meridian are as needed as they are anywhere else. No place or person is immune to this disease. Find out what resources are available to you to beat addiction, now.
Addiction has many forms. It stems from all sorts of substances, both legal and illegal. Sometimes addiction is obvious and destructive, and sometimes it is quiet and hidden, but it is always harmful to everyone involved. Some of the substances that can serve as the catalyst for addiction include:
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.
Alcoholics Anonymous, or AA, helps countless people overcome their addiction or dependancy on alcohol. Alcohol is one of the most common and destructive addictive substances available, and because it is legal and easily obtained, it tends to be one of the most difficult addictions to handle. You can find AA meetings in Meridian to attend by checking your location on this list.
Dealing with the addiction of a loved one is a difficult emotional roller coaster. It affects everyone, and learning how to cope is an important part of the recovery process for all involved.
Al-Anon meetings help people understand their loved one's recovery. It's for those who want to be the rock during the recovery process, but need support dealing with the emotional issues that come with it. You can find Al-Anon meetings in Meridian and the rest of the Treasure Valley area here.
This list also includes Alateen meetings in Meridian. Alateen is a version of Al-Anon that caters specifically to teens.
Narcotics Anonymous provides support to those suffering from drug addiction. Of course, that addiction can be anything from illicit drugs to prescription drug abuse. If you're interested in getting support at local NA meetings, see this list of gatherings to find meetups all over the Treasure Valley area. And if you're not sure whether you need it, consider an addiction assessment if you think you may have a 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.
Don't let concerns about health insurance stand in the way of you getting help. If you need help paying for treatment, go to https://www.healthcare.gov/ and find out how you can get assistance.
If you're not sure what coverage you'll get from your insurance, check out SAMHSA.gov. Here you can find information about the ACA and links with further information.
Reach out today. We know how hard addiction can be. Recovery is possible!