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Adult Children of Alcoholics or (ACOA)is a 12-step program of women and men who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. They meet with each other in a mutually respectful, safe environment and acknowledge our common experiences and discuss how childhood has affected them in the past and influences the present. The group is dedicated to seeking health solutions. By practicing the 12-steps, focusing on the solution and applying the tools of the program in their daily lives, members are able to shift focus off others and onto self. Growing up in an alcoholic home is highly destructive and often inflicts trauma upon children. ACOA is not focused on re-living the past nor focusing on self victimization. ACOA is focused on enabling its members to find true joy, peace and hope for living a better life. During our alcohol rehab in Boise, we encourage attending support groups. For more information about ACOA please visit their website at ACOA Support Groups in Boise.
In Idaho, Al-Anon has been around for over 50 years, Al-Anon (which includes Al-Ateen for younger members) has been offering hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics. In Boise, it is estimated that each alcoholic affects the lives of at least four other people. Considering this amazing statistic, alcoholism is clearly a family disease. No matter what relationship you have with an alcoholic, whether they are still drinking or not, all who have been affected by someone else's drinking can find solutions that lead to serenity in the Al-Anon/Al-Ateen fellowship. For more information about Al-Anon visit their web site at Alanon in Idaho. If you need more information on dealing with alcoholism in Idaho, contact Ashwood Recovery to speak with an expert.
Co-Dependents Anonymous or CODA is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships. For more information on codependency visit the CODA Website.
NAMI Boise support groups provide support, knowledge and understanding along with an opportunity for group members to share experiences in a confidential setting. Ongoing support groups are currently held in Boise and Nampa.
NAMI Connections (Consumer Support Groups): NAMI Connection groups are peer-run groups for persons recovering from a mental illness. They are an alliance composed of individuals who have in common the experience of living with a serious and persistent mental illness. Consumers share experiences and use them as learning opportunities for themselves and others. The goal is to support and further their goals of recovery from a mental illness.
Family Support Group: Trained facilitators who are family members of persons with mental illness head our family support groups. These support groups are for family members, friends, and loved ones of those with a mental illness. Support groups offer opportunities to share feelings and concerns, network about resources and information, share problem-solving strategies, and give and receive mutual support. Group members have comfort in knowing they are not alone when mental illness strikes their family.
Please contact NAMI Boise at 208-376-4304for more information.
SPAN Idaho was the first state affiliate of the National Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN USA). SPAN USA was a suicide prevention organization founded in 1996, whose goal is was coordinating and building political will to develop and implement national suicide prevention programs. SPAN USA made great gains in these areas for 13 years. A group of interested Idaho citizens organized and established an Idaho chapter of SPAN USA in June 2002. These founders of SPAN Idaho were Dr. Peter Wollheim, Dr. John Hanks and Dr. Cindy Clark. SPAN Idaho was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in July 2002.
SPAN Idaho’s mission is to reduce suicide in Idaho through statewide advocacy, collaboration and education in best practices. Our major objective has been the development and implementation of a suicide prevention plan for Idaho including providing leadership and infrastructure for suicide prevention in our state. SPAN Idaho provided the impetus for the development of the first State Plan and for the creation of the governor-appointed Idaho Council on Suicide Prevention (ICSP). SPAN has also created statewide regional chapters to carry out prevention efforts at the local level, and has conducted annual training conferences for 11 years.
Idaho has consistently been among the top ten states with the highest suicide rates in the nation. Suicide is a complex and difficult problem and solutions developed in other parts of the country may not address Idaho's needs. We continue working with the citizens and communities across the state to develop and implement strategies to reduce suicide and suicidal behavior.