Methadone Clinics Boise ID

Methadone has become the hot topic publicly due to it being finally accepted as a proper form of heroin and opiate addiction treatment. Universities and other medical institutions of learning have incorporated addiction into separate course studies, prior to the early part of this century, the only study on addiction in 4 years of medical school was approximately one hour in length, 3/4 of which was spent on alcohol addiction. Read on 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.
Community Services Counseling
963 South Orchard Street, Suite B,
Boise, ID83705
(208) 336-6792
www.cscid.org

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Access to Recovery

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

Specializing in Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

Community Services Counseling believes that drug addiction is a treatable disorder. Through treatment that we tailor to individual needs, clients learn to control their condition and live normal, productive lives. Like people with diabetes or heart disease, people in treatment for drug addiction learn behavioral changes and often take medications as part of their treatment regimen.
Our behavior therapies include counseling, psychotherapy, support groups, and family therapy.
Many clients require other services as well, such as medical, mental health services and HIV prevention services. Wraparound Services are offered in
conjunction with Idaho Department of Vocational Rehabilitation for employment support, psychiatric examinations and treatment medications. We work closely with the Idaho Department of Health and
Welfare, Children and Family Services in attempts to reacquaint clients with their children. Additionally, we provide services to Felony and Misdemeanor Probation Services to help clients control their lives with chemical dependency and cognitive issues.
Easter Seals/Goodwill NRM
8620 West Emerald Street, Suite 150,
Boise, ID83704
(208) 672-2900
www.esgw-nrm.easterseals.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Access to Recovery

Payment Assistance: Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors), Payment assistance (Check with facility for details)

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

Easter Seals-Goodwill Northern Rocky Mountain is a private, nonprofit organization serving children and adults with autism and other disabilities, along with disadvantaged families in Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming.

Our mission of creating solutions that change lives is accomplished by providing direct services such as vocational, workforce development and offender reentry programs; autism services, pediatric therapy and early intervention services for young children; adult day care, case management, home care, home health services, hospice, support groups, equipment loan, and information and referral assistance.
Personal Development
Foundations in Recovery
8100 West Emerald Street, Suite 150,
Boise, ID83704
(208) 375-0752
www.foundationsinrecovery.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services

Residency: Outpatient

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

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

Our Facilities

A home environment is important to the recovery of our clients. At Agape, clients find home in three, turn of the 20th Century, Victorian Homes located in the heart of Old North Knoxville. These homes are located within walking distance to numerous job opportunities, public transportation stops, and other necessary amenities.

Each of these historic structures can accomodate eight women in the intensive residential treatment program. These women are provided with shelter, food, clothing, transportation, and all of the counseling and programming necessary for a successful foundation for recovery.
Our Programs

We serve over 100 women a year in our residential treatment program. This is our most intensive program and provides clients all of their basic needs, combined with intensive counseling and training to reach their goals of sobriety.

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a relatively new program designed to provide an intensive treatment program for those who have a suitable home environment conducive to sobriety. Women in this program have proven the capability of remaining drug and alcohol free in their home environment, but who are not yet capable of sustaining that sobriety without intensive support and counseling.

Treatment at Agape continues long after the program is over, and is just the beginning of a lifelong journey. Upon completion, clients continue to receive care in our After Care program. The After Care Program offers support to clients as they assimilate back into society, and allows for mentoring opportunities with other clients.
Our Growth

Our agency is continually striving to improve our programs and provide better service to our clients. Some of our improvements in the past year include:

Implementation of the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Hiring a Community Development Coordinator
Acquisition of a new van to transport clients
Revamping of all marketing materials

If you are interested in helping Agape continue to serve women in need through financial or other support, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Recovery 4 Life
8950 West Emerald Street, Suite 178,
Boise, ID83704
(208) 376-7083
www.recovery4lifeidaho.com

Services Offered: Substance abuse treatment

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment, Medicaid, Medicare, State financed insurance (other than Medicaid), Private health insurance, Access to Recovery

Specializing in Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Women, Men

To treat all aspects of addiction through industry leading and innovative treatment.
At Recovery 4 Life we create a treatment plan that is tailored to you and your current needs. Whether you are in need of court ordered treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, outpatient treatment or a transitional level of care from an inpatient, residential or detox program, our services are tailored to fit you. Our treatment encompasses skill building, understanding, education, support and exploration of the underlying issues around your addiction.
Our staff are highly trained, licensed, professional counselors, LCSW’s, LCPC’s, MFT’S and others with extensive experience in treating individuals suffering from addiction.
What makes us different?
We offer affordable treatment
We use a holistic approach to healing and change
We treat the entire family
We base our treatment on results
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.
Center for Behavioral Health Idaho Inc
92 South Cole Road,
Boise, ID83709
(208) 376-5021
www.centerforbehavioralhealth.com

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

Residency: Outpatient

Payment Accepted: Self payment

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.

Methadone: Is it Really a Proper Treatment for Heroin Addicts?

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Methadone: Is it Really a Proper Treatment For Heroin Addicts?

Ericka Lear

Friday, September 14, 2007 Methadone has become the hot topic publicly due to it being finally accepted as a proper form of heroin and opiate addiction treatment. Universities and other medical institutions of learning have incorporated addiction into separate course studies, prior to the early part of this century, the only study on addiction in 4 years of medical school was approximately one hour in length, 3/4 of which was spent on alcohol addiction.

Public perception tends to fall behind on medical acceptance; until recently, the general consensus on depression and other mental health disorders was one of character defect, a flaw in willpower, or just plain laziness (i.e. "If they would just get up and start doing something, they'd be fine.") Many people still avidly believe today that addiction is only caused through choice and that society should not be responsible for the poor choices of another person. Interestingly, it should be noted that many medical disorders which plague our society are primarily based on a poor choice. Heart disease, differing types of cancers, diabetes (especially type II), and AIDS occur when the afflicted makes a choice in life which negatively affects health. Knowing this, it is interesting to see the differences in attitudes between the aforementioned diseases and addiction. How many people would turn out for a Relay for Life to fight addiction, or a telethon to raise money to improve addiction treatment?

That being said, methadone is currently considered by the medical community to be the gold standard for opiate addiction treatment. Why? It seems odd that physicians would treat heroin/opiate addiction with a synthetic opiate and those ignorant to the mechanics and progression of addiction believe that it is just trading one addiction for another.

The first problem we come across publicly is the tendency to combine dependence and addiction into one group. Dependence is when a patient ceases taking medication, when to do so causes a set of aggravating abnormal effects of withdrawal. It can be fatal in some medications when abruptly ceased. Addiction has a component of dependence within it, however there is an all-encompassing attribute of behavioral, physical, and emotional changes that occur specifically with it that does not occur when just dependent.

Next, the advent of the MRI proved the postulating theory of Dr Vincent Dole and Dr Marie Nyswander; that opiate addiction is a metabolic disorder which causes multiple changes in the brain and body which can be permanent. Opiates, when artificially administered with no source of physical pain, causes a decrease or cessation of endorphin function. Endorphins are chemicals that are released by the body that help to regulate a number of processes, most notably mood, sleep, motivation, stress, sexual drive, and hunger. When a disruption occurs in the system, then ra...

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