Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers Coeur D Alene 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.

Idaho Youth Ranch
Anchor House
1609 Government Way,
Coeur d Alene, ID83815
(208) 667-3340
www.youthranch.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house

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

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Access to Recovery

Specializing in Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients

Mission Statement
The Idaho Youth Ranch provides troubled children a bridge to a valued, responsible and productive future.
We are a catalyst for positive change.
Values
Personal accountability and responsibility to others - To create a caring and learning environment carries an obligation to hold ourselves accountable for our actions while empowering others to take responsibility for their actions.
Honesty and integrity - Being trustworthy is the best solution to distrust and fear and will help create the bonds essential for personal and organizational growth.
Respect for human worth, dignity and potential - All of us, regardless of our age or actions, have the capacity to change. Respect is directed at the person, not their behavior. We demonstrate respect through genuine care and concern.
Relationships - The degree and quality of the relationships we have with our co-workers, youth and families we serve, and the community we interact with, is more powerful than any technique or approach.
Build on strengths - Strengths are defined as a person's unique talents, knowledge and skills. Positive growth occurs when one's strengths are identified, cultivated and used rather than one’s faults and shortcomings.
Persistence and perseverance - Change occurs when we are tenaciously committed to what can be done, not what can't be done. There is intrinsic value in challenging and productive work.
Optimizing resources - Responsible action is seeing that the right human and material resources are fully and efficiently utilized in harmony with their purpose.
Port of Hope Centers Inc
Region I
218 North 23rd Street,
Coeur d Alene, ID83814
(208) 664-3300
www.portofhopecenters.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification

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

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Access to Recovery

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors)

Specializing in Persons with HIV/AIDS, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

Port of Hope began in 1971 as a sober living environment based in an old Basque rooming house in Twin Falls, Idaho. From those humble beginnings we grew into the full-fledged alcohol and substance abuse treatment center that we are today. With tens of thousands of men and women treated over the decades we have been in service, Port of Hope is recognized as one of the most effective treatment agencies in the entire northwest.
Our locations in Nampa, Idaho and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho provide detoxification in a social model/non-medical environment. It's our philosophy that healing and recovery are most effective in a warm, safe environment. That's why our staff and facilities are dedicated to creating a home-like atmosphere. Our staff is highly trained and professional. We offer many different forms of counseling, both group and individual, for people with substance abuse problems as well as their families. Many of our counselors are themselves recovering addicts and alcoholics, giving them insight into the experiences and problems that our clients face.
Port of Hope is a non-medical facility. We don't give you new drugs to get you off old ones. We do, however, have medical centers near each of our locations on the occasion that medical assistance is required, though it is rarely needed. We are licensed by the state of Idaho and meet all of the stringent federal standards of health and safety.
Our program is demanding, and admission is only granted to those that are truly desiring lasting treatment. The road to recovery is not easy, but with help and determination, it is always possible. Port of Hope's purpose is to give men and women the tools they need to guide themselves down the road to lasting recovery.

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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