Adult Addiction Services
We offer a wide variety of services to Twin Falls, ID and all of the surrounding Magic Valley and Wood River areas, which include (but are not limited to) Jerome, Filer, Kimberly, Buhl, Hagerman, Hollister and Burley. All of our services are facilitated by a certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor and consist of the following:
Substance Abuse & Addiction Treatment
Alcoholism was ruled a disease by the AMA in 1956. Almost 20 years later, drug addiction was included under that ruling. Despite this, many Americans still misunderstood the diagnosis and treatment of addiction. It is indisputable, however, that all forms of addiction are deeply destructive. Addiction destroys families, relationships, careers, and even taking lives. Many clients report feeling hopeless, lost and alone. We specialize in helping those with addictive disorders find a better way to live. Addiction is more treatable now than ever before. Studies indicate recovering alcoholics and addicts are in the millions. Of those polled, many reported long –term periods of abstinence.
Treating Co-Occurring Disorders
The term co-occurring disorders, or 'Dual diagnosis', refers to an individual who is suffering from one or more substance abuse disorders and one or more psychiatric disorders at the same time. Each disorder often affects another, and often predisposes relapse in the other. At times the symptoms can overlap and even mask each other, making the initial diagnosis and subsequent treatment more difficult. In order to fully recover from a co-occurring disorder, one must seek treatment for both disorders equally and simultaneously.
Why are these separate disorders grouped together?
It is important to diagnose any co-occurring disorders due to the conflicting nature of the symptoms of each disorder, which can lead to slow recovery, chronic relapse, and a diminished quality of life. For example, a person with an undiagnosed psychiatric disorder such as depression may abuse drugs to alleviate the symptoms of depression. If the person gets treatment for the drug addiction but not for depression, the depression still exists and the need for relief from its symptoms continues. That person will often relapse, turning to drugs abuse again to manage the depression symptoms.
If addiction treatment only addresses changing the behaviors, then only the symptoms of the disease are being treated.
Forms of Co-Occurring Disorders
- Bipolar Disorder
- ADD or ADHD
- Personality Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder