Addiction Treatment Centers, Drug and Alcohol Rehab and Addiction Intervention Services
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59 treatment centers are available to help those Idaho residents who have substance abuse or addiction problems. The programs are designed to treat all types of substance abuse; however, some of them may limit themselves to a particular addiction, such as alcoholism.
A 2005 survey of 8,428 Idaho residents revealed that 1,913 residents were addicted to alcohol, but did not use nor were they addicted to any other addictive substances, such as cocaine, marijuana, heroin, or methamphetamines. However, 2,355 of the 8,428 residents surveyed did admit having problems with both alcohol and other addictive substances.
Of those admitting to both alcohol only addiction, 70.3% were male and 29.7% were female. 65.4% of those admitting to "alcohol with secondary drug" as it was referred to in the survey,were male; 34.6% were female.
Those who sought treatment in one of Idaho's 59 treatment centers were broken into age categories. 10.4% of adults between the ages of 21 and 25 were admitted to treatment facilities for alcohol only abuse, while 17.1% of those in the same age group were admitted for alcohol with secondary drug addiction.
Depending on the severity of their addiction, or on the type of treatment facility chosen, these and other Idaho residents seeking treatment for any type of substance abuse may have been able to undergo the treatment on an out-patient basis. This meant that they did not live at the facility providing the treatment; rather, they returned each day-which could sometimes include weekends-for regularly scheduled sessions and activities that were related to their drug abuse rehab.
Some drug abuse rehab programs, however, may require patients who are considered on out-patient status to return to the facility at which the programs are being conducted on the weekends. When this occurs, patients are allowed to live in their primary residences, or in other housing, depending on their residence status (for instance, if they are homeless) during the week. On Friday night, however, as part of their drug abuse rehab, they are required to report to the facility where they will remain until Monday morning, when they will report to their job or attend classes, depending on if they work or are students.
It is sometimes possible for Idaho residents to enter a drug abuse rehab program as an out-patient from the outset. Others may have to start as in-patients, remaining at a facility 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a set amount of time before continuing the rest of drug abuse rehab on an out-patient basis.
How one begins a program depends on a number of factors. If an addiction has not become severe enough, or if a person has previously completed a drug abuse rehab program, but has suffered a relapse or feels that one may be imminent, he may be able to enter the program as an out-patient.
Other Idaho residents may not have a choice. They may be required, either by a health care professional or through court order, to enter drug abuse rehab on an in-patient status. Only after their condition has been assessed by either health-care professional or an officer of the court, as well as those who operate and work at the drug abuse rehab center, will they be allowed to revert to out-patient status for continuation of treatment.
Idaho residents who are eligible to enter drug abuse rehab as out-patients will have to make sure that the facility they choose offers out-patient treatment. Some do not; they are only set up to operate as an in-patient facility, either temporary or long-term, and patients are sent elsewhere as soon as they have completed the in-patient portion of drug abuse rehab.
This information should not be too hard to find, though. Several drug abuse rehab centers in Idaho are listed as providing out-patient services only, or both in-patient and out-patient services. A quick search of any of the numerous locater websites on the Internet will help one find the program needed.
Idaho Drug Rebab Centers and Idaho Addiction Treatment Programs