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Created On Friday, 22, July 2016
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Drug Rehab Centers with Twelve-Step Programs in Idaho

Twelve-step rehabilitation is one of the most recognized forms of addiction treatment. Many of the inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs in Idaho offer 12-step treatment methods. Overall, rehabilitation should be well-rounded and provide treatment to help someone physically, mentally, and even spiritually. The best way to determine what type of treatment is required is through an addiction assessment. The assessment could be done over the phone or in-person, and its purpose is to determine the extent of addiction and what treatment is available. No one form of treatment is right for every person, which is why an assessment is an important first step.

The first step with treatment is detox, which is essential to manage withdrawal symptoms, and there are typically two types of detox. Conventional detox programs are common and usually attached to most inpatient and outpatient treatment centers. Someone who is struggling with street drug addiction benefits from conventional detox because withdrawal symptoms are not overly severe. Medically supervised detox programs help people who are addicted to opioids, alcohol, or prescription drugs. The purpose of medical detox is withdrawal management and the use of medication to control withdrawal symptoms. Detox is essential and can not typically be avoided, and it should not be considered the only approach to treatment.

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The next phase of rehabilitation involves attending a 12-step residential or outpatient rehab program. Residential treatment is usually the better option because more services are offered. Twelve-step treatment is typically part of other methods of counseling like behavioral therapies. The initial assessment would determine what methods of therapy are most applicable. Outpatient twelve-step treatment programs are common because they are affordable and accessible to most families. Rehabilitation should be well-rounded and help a person physically, mentally, and even spiritually. Twelve-step treatment is based on spiritual teaching, but the individual attending a 12-step program does not have to be spiritual or have religious beliefs.

Substance abuse and addiction impact families and individuals across the state. According to a Substance Abuse Prevention Needs Assessment, approximately 5.1% of Idaho adults in the state reported past year pain reliever misuse. Moreover, adults aged 18 to 25 were significantly more likely to report pain medication misuse than other age groups, and 9.8% reported misusing pain medication in the past year. Twelve-step treatment programs in Idaho routinely treat people struggling with opioid addiction. A significant benefit of a twelve-step treatment center is the peer support aspect and meetings or group support.

Twelve-step meetings are the most recognized and responsible for helping many recovering addicts maintain sobriety and create a drug and alcohol-free life. Convincing someone who has an addiction they need help is not always easy. Family intervention is an excellent option for families to consider, and the best way to accomplish this is by hiring a professional interventionist. Family intervention saves lives and helps the family become closer and take control of a situation that is spiraling out of control.


Marcel Gemme, DATS - Author

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.

Michael Leach, CCMA - Medically Reviewed on May 19, 2021

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Michael Leach is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, who has over 5 years of experience working in the field of addiction. He spent his career working under the board-certified Addictionologist Dr. Rohit Adi. His experience includes working with families during their loved one’s stay in treatment, helping those with substance abuse issues find treatment, and teaching life skills to patients in a recovery atmosphere. Though he has worked in many different areas of rehabilitation, the maj