FINDING HOPE: Treating drug addiction for Treasure Valley veterans

BOISE, Idaho — This Veterans Day, it’s important to remember many veterans who return home after service are left with physical and mental injuries in need of treatment. For some, that eventually leads to drug addiction. At the Boise VA, the staff offers a multi-faceted approach to address addiction while treating the veteran as a whole. “I Read More

Coronavirus Crisis Spurs Access To Online Treatment For Opioid Addiction

Opioid addiction isn’t taking a break during the coronavirus pandemic. But the U.S. response to the viral crisis is making addiction treatment easier to get. Under the national emergency declared by the Trump administration in March, the government has suspended a federal law that required patients to have an in-person visit with a physician before Read More

How to Help Employees Negatively Affected by Opioid Crisis

Understanding The Impact The impact of opioid addiction in the U.S. is remarkable — and devastating to individuals, families and employers. Opioid abuse may begin with habitual tardiness, absenteeism, longer-than-usual bathroom breaks, deception, stealing, low production and hindered work performance or combative attitudes. Those are just the first identifiable signs of a downward spiral into Read More

Avoiding Temptation on the Long Path to Total Opiate De-addiction

Behavioral changes need to be adopted early in the detox process. Like with most chronic illness, a full cure for opiate de-addiction requires considerable discipline, will power and constant monitoring. Above everything else, it requires a huge change in behavioral patterns. Relapses are very common among people attempting to overcome opiate addiction, as there is Read More