Pocatello, Idaho is home to some of the most scenic locations in the Snake River Valley. But scenic and lovely as it is, it isn't immune to the scourge of addiction.
Addiction strikes in Pocatello the same as it does anywhere. It sneaks in quietly and destroys families and relationships. These addiction resources in Pocatello are here to help you and your loved ones beat addiction. If you're in the 83201, 83202, 83204, 83205, 83206, or 83209 zip codes, these are resources that can help you.
Whether the catalyst is alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription drugs or something else entirely, addiction hurts everyone. It can affect anyone, anywhere, regardless of location, age, race, class, or any other factors.
Prescription drugs are one of the biggest catalysts of addiction in recent years, and the dependency on them has grown to epidemic levels. There were over 14,000 overdoses in 2014 alone related to prescription drug abuse. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), over 2 million Americans were dependent on prescription opioids like Oxycontin and Vicodin in 2014.
Alcoholics Anonymous, or AA, helps people overcome their addiction to alcohol. Their 12-step program has proven effective for decades, and has been implemented effectively in a number of other organizations. You can find AA meetings in Pocatello to attend by checking your location on this list. And if you're not sure whether you need it, consider taking an addiction assessment.
Al-Anon is an organization for those helping their loved ones get through alcohol addiction. It's a support group in which families can gather and learn how to cope and help with the recovery process. You can find Al-Anon meetings in Pocatello and the rest of the Snake River Valley area here.
This list also includes Alateen meetings in Pocatello. Alateen is a version of Al-Anon that caters specifically to teens, particularly those who have parents or other relatives with an addiction problem.
Narcotics Anonymous, or NA, supports people suffering addiction to narcotics. This covers anything from illicit drugs like heroin to prescription drugs. NA follows the same 12-step program as AA, and shows similar levels of success. If you're interested in getting support at local NA meetings, see what's going on near you in Pocatello and the Snake River Valley area.
There are ways to get support regardless of whether you go face-to-face.
Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS) has online groups for several conditions, 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 affording treatment, go to https://www.healthcare.gov/ and find out how you can get assistance. Don't let concerns over cost stop you from controlling your life again.
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!