Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers Caldwell ID

As an interventionist and addiction therapist, one of the most common misconceptions I run across is the idea that somehow, addiction is a moral failing or learned behavior. In fact, some doctors, social workers and even counselors are still misinformed about the true causality of addiction. Many of the families that I encounter when performing the intervention process have been taught or still subscribe to this belief. Read for more.

Ascent Behavioral Health Services
366 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 100,
Meridian, ID83642
(208) 898-9755
www.ascentbhs.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Private health insurance, Military insurance (e.g., VA,TRICARE), Access to Recovery

Specializing in Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, DUI/DWI offenders

Ascent Behavioral Health Services is committed to providing quality substance abuse and psychiatric services to adults and adolescents, incorporating integrated treatment and a full continuum of outpatient care. Our goal is to assist clients in achieving recovery and optimal levels of functioning, while improving relationships with their families, employers / school, and peers.

Ascent has developed an integrated approach to be used throughout the course of treatment. The treatment objectives are to assist the client in managing symptoms and developing skills to maintain abstinence and achieve a recovery lifestyle.
Center for Behavioral Health Idaho Inc
1965 South Eagle Road, Suite 180,
Meridian, ID83642
(208) 288-0649
www.centerforbehavioralhealth.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid

Specializing in Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, DUI/DWI offenders

We are a group of outpatient facilities treating various substance abuse related problems with a focus on opiate addiction. Counseling is an important and critical part of treatment. We offer one-on-one counseling, as well as family and group counseling. Our counselors’ diverse backgrounds and personalities allow our patients to find a fit that is right for them.

All of our counselors are involved in continuing education and training that enhances their level of therapeutic effectiveness. The entire staff participates in community outreach to educate outside agencies on substance abuse treatment, Methadone, Buprenorphine/Suboxone, Vivitrol and other services that we provide. During outreach, our staff also receives information on community services that may be beneficial to the people we serve.

All Center for Behavioral Health locations are licensed by federal and state agencies and all are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and all of our locations consistently receive a 3-year accreditation, which is the highest accreditation possible. This is your assurance that we meet rigorous guidelines for service and quality based on an in-depth review of our services.
Bow Creek Recovery Center
13362 Davenport Lane,
Caldwell, ID83607
(208) 459-1883
www.addictiontreatmentrehab.com

Intake Phone Numbers:
(888) 505-1969

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Private health insurance

Specializing in Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

We have a highly-trained, caring, dedicated staff that uses a variety of therapeutic approaches. Our Program is primarily based upon therapeutic processes. Some of the therapeutic processes we use include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Healing Art Therapy, Loss and Grief Therapy, Guilt and Shame Therapy, Anger Management, and Communication Therapy – amongst many other methods to help you to come to understand yourself better. We also offer the time-tested 12 step programs as a part of our program.

Addiction and Intervention

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Addiction and Intervention

Ben Seymour - 9/10/2007

As an interventionist and addiction therapist, one of the most common misconceptions I run across is the idea that somehow, addiction is a moral failing or learned behavior. In fact, some doctors, social workers and even counselors are still misinformed about the true causality of addiction. Many of the families that I encounter when performing the intervention process have been taught or still subscribe to this belief. In the beginning of the process they often report feelings of anger, hurt and betrayal. Many expect the intervention process to be one of consequences and punishment. However, this is not the case. Intervention is a process of love and education. Once the group is properly educated about the disease and sees that medical evidence has been discovered, the anger dissipates and a visible sense of compassion and understanding takes over. It is my belief that once the family, friends and co-workers are properly educated about addiction, any intervention is a successful one.

Addiction in the Media

Every time I turn on the TV I hear about which celebrity got a DUI or checked into rehab today. Yet the latest medical findings and addiction research rarely get any exposure. The American Medical Association (AMA) announced that they viewed alcoholism as a disease in 1956. In 1987 they included drug addiction to this category. So why in 2007, 20 years later, are we still debating whether addiction is a disease? What happened? The latest research proves that addiction is a disease of the brain which can be active prior to any substances being introduced to the body. Scientists have discovered specific differences in the genetic make-up of children born to alcoholic and addicted people. We have brain scans which visibly show the phenomena of craving in the brains of addicts when they are not using. The evidence is astounding and clearly points to the conclusion of addiction being a disease.

The fact is that many diseases are linked with unhealthy behavior. Clogged arteries, heart disease and acquired diabetes are usually the results of eating certain foods, lack of exercise and/or other unhealthy choices, yet no one goes to jail for eating potato chips. It is time for America to face the evidence that well over 80% of our prison populations are made up of untreated addicts. Treatment not only saves tax dollars, it saves lives.

The Role of Intervention

As I mentioned before, addiction and intervention are both hot topics in the media today. However, the majority of Americans still don’t understand what addiction and intervention really are. Many people believe that intervention is the ultimate showdown between the addict and the family. Families and spouses begin to adopt a punitive attitude about "making" the addict stop. They believe if they just threaten and punish the addict enough he or she will somehow "straighten up." Addiction Medicine shows us otherwise. Brain scans...

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