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  • Finding addiction treatment in Idaho that meets your needs or the needs of a loved one is important. 

    Each year, there are deaths due to drug overdoses. In 2019, Idaho recorded 264 deaths caused by a drug overdose, which was a 9.5 percent increase from 2017.

    In Idaho, there are healthcare services available to address alcohol or drug addiction in Boise, Nampa, Caldwell, Twin Falls, and other communities.

    How To Find & Choose Addiction Treatment In Idaho

    The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare offers a variety of services and programs to help with behavioral health issues like substance use disorder. 

    When you need help in Idaho, there are quite a few resources to explore:

    • call the Division of Behavioral Health’s hotline
    • contact a statewide crisis center that can offer emergency services for those 18+
    • use the locator on the state website to find recovery community centers
    • use the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) treatment locator
    • contact a treatment provider

    With quite a few treatment options to consider, consider some aspects of effective substance abuse treatment:

    • individualized treatment plans: treatment plans are individualized for one’s needs and situation
    • evidence-based services: services provided are based on real-time data and proven scientific methods help with substance use disorder
    • licensed drug and alcohol counselors: licensed, clinical counselors receive certifications from local agencies
    • co-occurring disorders: rehab programs that address addiction as well as mental health disorders simultaneously
    • continuum of care: rehab facilities feature a wide-range of programming that guides you from start to finish

    Idaho Drug & Alcohol Treatment Programs

    Many of the state-funded recovery centers offer free peer-based recovery support services. The non-clinical services remove barriers and provide support by linking you to the community resources that can help.

    Other rehab programs provide a wide range of treatment services, from clinical detox support to long-term aftercare coordination.

    Medical Drug & Alcohol Detox

    Drug and alcohol detox programs involve medical intervention. You’ll be supported and supervised while you undergo withdrawal symptoms. Although these programs don’t treat addiction, they help you prepare for treatment at an alcohol or drug rehab center.

    Inpatient/Residential Drug Rehab

    Various inpatient programs exist throughout Idaho, offering you a way to learn how to recover. Many of the facilities are designed to help not just the individual but also the entire family. 

    Programs can help with opioid addiction, alcohol abuse, and various other substances. The treatment plans vary and give you access to evidence-based support services in a healing environment.

    Outpatient Drug Rehab

    A wide array of outpatient programs are available, allowing you to get peer services as well as clinical ones. A schedule will be created to determine when you will visit the facility. 

    There are extensive and short-term programs available depending on the specific needs of your addiction, including intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) and partial hospitalization programs (PHPs).

    Medication-Assisted Treatment

    Medication-assisted treatment has been used across Idaho because it has been proven to be effective in reducing the likelihood of an opioid overdose. 

    Medications like methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone are combined with behavioral therapy, peer support, and other treatment services to address opioid and alcohol addiction. 

    Aftercare Support

    A variety of aftercare or recovery support services are offered to ensure you can continue to get help after you’ve completed your treatment program. 

    Each rehab center offers various services, including sober housing and transportation. Additionally, there are various peer groups that can help prevent relapse or support you should one occur.

    Using Health Insurance For Addiction Treatment In Idaho

    Many insurance companies will offer coverage for addiction treatment in Idaho, including those with Medicaid/Medicare plans. 

    The best thing to do is call the number on your insurance card to talk to someone. You can also use the benefits guide connected to your insurance plan to explore the programs and understand your coverage.

    Additionally, if you don’t have insurance, you will want to contact the state’s hotline to be screened in order to determine what services you may be eligible for.

    Idaho Substance Abuse Facts

    In 2019, over 260 Idaho residents died from a drug-related overdose. To curb drug overdose deaths, including opioid-related deaths, Idaho officials have used multimedia campaigns to increase public awareness and reduce stigma surrounding opioid misuse.

    Other facts collected from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare include:

    • Idaho recorded 287 total drug-related deaths in 2020.
    • In 2020, Idaho recorded 164 opioid-related overdose deaths.
    • In 2020, Idaho reported over 4,500 emergency department visits related to a non-fatal overdose.
    • For the 2020 drug overdose deaths, 58% were male and 42% were female.

    Addiction Treatment At Ark Behavioral Health

    At Ark Behavioral Health, we offer four addiction treatment facilities where you can take advantage of a whole-patient approach.

    Our facilities are located throughout Massachusetts, including one that is in Quincy, conveniently found just outside of Boston.

    To learn more about our alcohol and drug treatment programs, please connect with us today.

    Idaho Addiction Treatment FAQs

    How Do I Access Treatment in Idaho?

    You can call the Division of Behavioral Health at 1-800-922-3406 to receive a screening of eligibility for the services offered by the state. You can also choose to call a recovery center of your choosing to talk to an addiction specialist.

    What Does Addiction Treatment Look Like in Idaho?

    Addiction treatment in Idaho often involves a client-centered approach where evidence-based practices are used. The state offers inpatient and outpatient services as well as recovery support services that can include sober-living housing and transportation.

    Does Insurance Cover Addiction Treatment In Idaho?

    Insurance can vary dramatically in terms of coverage. The best way to find out is by calling the number on the back of your insurance card. Many companies will offer at least some coverage for drug and alcohol rehab.

    Can I Go To Drug Rehab In Idaho Without Insurance?

    Yes. There are various non-profit organizations that are part of the Idaho Association of Recovery Community Centers. The peer-to-peer support is free, provided as a result of volunteers and donations. 

    Are There Walk-In Opioid Clinics in Idaho?

    There are a few places where you can find Methadone clinics to treat opioid addiction. Many are concentrated in the urban areas of the state. The Center for Behavioral Health Idaho, Inc. offers locations in both Boise and Meridian.

    Are There Free or State-Funded Rehab Centers in Idaho?

    There are both statewide crisis centers and recovery community centers located throughout Idaho. While the rehab centers are not “state-funded,” they did receive start-up funding to help lower treatment costs. 

    There are a total of nine Recovery Community Centers and five satellite recovery offices across the state.

    How Long Does Rehab Last In Idaho?

    Rehab will vary based on the individual treatment plan you are given. Some short-term facilities will offer a 28-day stay while long-term programs may last for 6 months or longer.

    Written by Ark Behavioral Health Editorial Team
    ©2024 Ark National Holdings, LLC. | All Rights Reserved.
    This page does not provide medical advice.

    Idaho Association of Recovery Community Centers - Recovery Community Centers
    Idaho Department of Health & Welfare - Substance Abuse Disorders
    National Institute on Drug Abuse - Idaho: Opioid-Involved Deaths
    Idaho Office of Drug Policy - Idaho Opioid Misuse and Overdose Strategic Plan 2017 - 2022
    Idaho Department of Health and Welfare - About Opioids | Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

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