Alcoholism Counseling Caldwell ID

To complicate the situation, when alcohol is reintroduced to an alcoholic body, the same physiological reactions reoccur. This means that when an alcoholic drinks again, it is only a matter of time before old behaviors, patterns, and dependencies emerge. Because of this, there is no way for an alcoholic to successfully limit or control his drinking.

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.

Alcoholism: You Cannot Get Rid of It

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You Cannot Get Rid of It

Tamber Hepner

Friday, September 14, 2007 First of all, alcoholism is a disease and you CANNOT you cannot "get rid" of it. It is a physical addiction brought on by a physiological allergy. Once the physiological triggers are set in place, the alcoholics body will always to some extent crave alcohol. Biologically, it actually takes two years for the body to begin expelling alcohol at the cellular level, and another eight to ten years for the body to be completely rid of any traces of alcohol in the system. Don't be fooled, just because it is undetected in a blood sample after a day or so doesn't mean it's still not there.

To complicate the situation, when alcohol is reintroduced to an alcoholic body, the same physiological reactions reoccur. This means that when an alcoholic drinks again, it is only a matter of time before old behaviors, patterns, and dependencies emerge. Because of this, there is no way for an alcoholic to successfully limit or control his drinking.

What makes this disease difficult to understand, and often misinterpreted, is that alcoholism is a disease which effects the brain and body simultaneously - unlike cancer, which effects particular parts of the body and can then lead to brain malfunction, or schizophrenia, which begins in the brain and can take on somatic (bodily) characteristics. It may be comparable to behavioral diseases such as anorexia, kleptomania, or self-mutilation. One might ask "Why doesn't that person just eat?" or "Why can't that person just not steal things?" but it's far more complicated than that. For alcoholism, it is a physical addiction paired with a mental obsession for alcohol. Even after the physical addiction subsides, the alcoholic must always keep tabs on the mental obsession. Alcoholism is often thought to be a disease cured by willpower, simply because the catalyst for the disease must be consumed, but this is simply not true.

Alcoholism is NOT a disease cured by right thinking, nor is the act of drinking by an alcoholic done so solely to relieve tensions or worries. Imagine an alcoholic who is aware that his life is in shambles because of his drinking, who has sworn off drinking forever, who knows exactly the shape of his health and the jeopardy drinking has brought his health into, and still cannot stop. It is miserable, painful, and uncontrollable by the alcoholic - and very very common. There is no fleeting moments of pleasure any longer for someone who has full blown alcoholism. It is more of a necessity, a dependency. The brain is often so inundated with negative behavior patterns, chemical dependency, and delusion that life is no longer lived within reality, but an altered idea of reality centered around the next drink.

What we need to understand about this disease is that even though it's not curable, it IS treatable. Treatment must consist of a daily regimen, carried out in a lifelong fashion, to continue to abstain fro...

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