Addiction Support Groups in Boise, Idaho

Families in Boise, Idaho are often hit hard when someone they love is battling a drug or alcohol addiction. There are several ways for them to get the help they need, including online support groups. Navigating the waters of substance abuse can be so challenging, and it helps to have peer support from others who understand.

There are several options in Boise for anyone who is searching for quality support groups. We would like to help people find what they need to cope with the issues they are currently facing. The following information in this guide can be quite beneficial.


Call Ashwood Recovery now at (208) 906-0782 to speak with one of our recovery experts who can help you find the right drug rehab or alcohol treatment in Idaho.

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Adult Children of Alcoholics

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.

Online Options for Support

The World Service Organization is offering an online workshop that may be beneficial for the children of alcoholics. It is called Reparenting Check-In. It helps to build skills to assist people with the healing process.

Al-Anon/Al-Ateen in Boise, Idaho

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.

Finding Al-Anon and Alateen Meetings Online

Both Al-Anon meetings and Alateen meetings are available online. This may be essential for families who are unable to attend meetings in person.

The Al-Anon website has a list of meetings and ways to connect with others to get support. There are even ways to get in touch with someone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Teenagers are welcomed and encouraged to join in with Alateen chat meetings. These meetings are for teens between the ages of 13 and 18 only. The meetings are monitored by an adult, and they are held throughout the week.

Co-Dependents Anonymous

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.

Finding CODA Meetings Online

Co-Dependents Anonymous has listed several online meetings for those who are unable to attend them in person. Phone meetings are also available. They can be a great way for people to get the support they need and learn about healthy relationships.

Hepatitis C Support Groups

Southwest Idaho Group
Contact Patrick Beale at jpetrovic@liverfoundation.org
(208) 761-3037.

Family and NAMI Connection Recovery Support Groups in Idaho

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 (Suicide Prevention Network of Idaho)

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.


About Ashwood Recovery: Getting Addiction Help for Your Loved One

Ashwood Recovery is an outpatient drug and alcohol treatment program in Idaho. We have two facilities to better serve our clients. Our Boise facility offers rehab services to adults, primarily, and our Nampa facility caters to young people who need addiction and/or mental health treatment.

The care that our clients receive is among the best in the State of Idaho. We keep our client population small to provide our clients with the attention they need during recovery. For those who are in need of detox services, we always refer them to programs in the area that we know and trust.

Online Rehab at Ashwood Recovery

At Ashwood Recovery, we recognize that not all of our clients can attend in-person appointments. For many of them, this has always been a barrier to treatment. But we now offer online rehab for those who need it. These clients can connect to their therapist through telehealth for individual settings. They may also be able to participate in group therapy sessions.

Support for Families

Family relationships are critical during the addiction recovery process. At Ashwood Recovery, we provide family therapy sessions to help mend broken or damaged relationships. We want our clients to have the support they need from their loved ones. We also want family members to get their questions answered.

The Cost of Rehab and Health Insurance in Idaho

It can be fairly expensive to go to rehab in Idaho when a person does not have health insurance. Prior to starting a treatment program, it may help to visit HealthCare.gov to get information about a policy.

For those who have health insurance, they should already have benefits to help offset the cost of drug and alcohol treatment. This coverage is required by law, although it may vary, depending on the individual’s policy.

Paying for Rehab in Boise Without Health Insurance

Most people are not aware that SAMHSA has provided grant money for the purpose of covering the cost of addiction treatment. The individual must qualify for their program, but it will cover the cost in full.

It may be necessary to think outside the box in order to make rehab more affordable. At Ashwood Recovery, we are committed to providing guidance and help to our clients. Any of the following may be suggestions that could work:

  • Taking out a personal loan.
  • Using money from a savings account.
  • Programs that may be available to help financially through the Department of Social Services.
  • Setting up an online funding campaign to raise the funds.
  • Working with a community agency or center to obtain a scholarship.
Recovering from an addiction is challenging; both for the addict and for their loved ones. At Ashwood Recovery, we are here to help make it easier. Please contact us today.