Nampa, Idaho Drug Abuse

Nampa, Idaho, Alcohol and Drug Addiction Information

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With a population of 51,867, Nampa, Idaho is the second largest city in the state. The city hosts several events annually including Snake River Dayz, Bull Riding Blow Out, the Fandemonium, Idaho’s Entertainment Expo, Griddles and Fiddles, the Boise Kick Off Classic and Clogging competition and many more. While these events make life enjoyable for Idahoans, those who are trapped in addiction in Idaho need much more to regain the ability to enjoy these cultural events.

Nampa Idaho’s Drug Situation

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration reports that crystal methamphetamine (also called ”ice”) is the biggest threat to this area. This harsh blend of chemicals is highly addictive. Some people report that they are addicted after their very first use. The toxic materials used to make this drug ravage the users’ bodies, aging them rapidly.

Mexican drug cartels smuggle in most of the methamphetamine consumed in the area, but there are always a few domestic meth labs seized in Nampa, Boise, Pocatello, Coeur d’Alene or other cities. The supply of meth adds to the marijuana also brought in and the growing quantity of prescription drugs – especially painkillers – that make their way to the street to be abused.

Marijuana comes both from Mexico and from local grows which could be concealed indoors or be found out in the open, especially on national forest lands. Public lands are popular with pot farmers because if the crop is seized, the property can’t be seized along with it.

There’s only a small amount of heroin available in the state. This could change, however, if the number of people addicted to painkillers continues to climb. The usual pattern is for those addicted to painkillers to begin looking for the much-cheaper heroin when they run low on money or can’t find a doctor to continue to write prescriptions.

Rehabs in Idaho are seeing three drugs send the most people to rehab in almost equal numbers: Alcohol, marijuana and methamphetamine. Since 2008, these three drugs have been neck-and-neck in the number admitted to addiction treatment. Cocaine admissions are very low and heroin admissions are just beginning to inch up – a slightly ominous sign.

The Dwindling Spiral Will Continue

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This is true for both the individual and the community. The there are no strong, immediate efforts to reverse this dwindling spiral, it just continues downward.

For the families in Nampa, there must be a solution for a loved one who has lost his way. It could be that he only used a drug one or two times before the compulsion to continue using it gripped him – it’s not only methamphetamine has this effect on people – some people who abuse heroin or painkillers tell the same tale.

Many families prefer to send their loved one to a drug rehab that will send him home free from any drugs at all (except ones for medical conditions). But too many families send a loved one to a rehab only to have him (or her) come home with multiple prescriptions in hand. They could be given methadone or Suboxone, anti-anxiety medications, sleep aids or even stimulants. One mother complained that her son came home from rehab with six prescriptions.

The Narconon program is different. The entire focus is enabling a person to get a fresh, drug-free start. No drugs are ever used as part of treatment and even a person’s withdrawal is carefully supported to ensure it is as tolerable as possible without the need for drugs.

Choosing a Drug Rehab and Addiction Treatment Program

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There is only one goal for the Narconon drug rehabilitation program: Lasting sobriety. The program starts with a deep, thorough detoxification step that utilizes a specific nutritional plan and time in a sauna to flush out old drug toxins. After this step provides a brighter outlook, the recovering person can begin to repair the damage done by the time spent addicted and learn new life skills.

The entire idea is that each person is capable of facing and dealing with life’s challenges and so feels better sober than he ever felt on drugs. For fifty years, the Narconon program has been teaching the addicted how to recover this ability. This is the only meaningful goal for a rehab.

Should the Drug Rehab Location Matter When it Comes to Finding a Solution to Addiction?

Nampa, Idaho families may choose to send a loved one far away from home for rehab for two reasons – to get that person away from the usual haunts and contacts, and to find a quality program like the one at Narconon New Life Retreat. At our facility, your loved one will not be put back on the street when his time is up. He will graduate when he has gained the requisite skills to confront the ups and downs of life.

Away from the usual locations and people encountered by an addicted person, it is easier for him to focus on healing and learning sober living skills. A person in recovery can spend his time in rehab gaining knowledge and skills to deal with unsafe associates who would lead him back into drug abuse. If he has had the time to find relief from past guilt and he has gotten his self-respect back, dealing with people and places associated with his past drug use is so much simpler. The residential, protected character of Narconon New Life Retreat offers an greatly improved chance at lasting sobriety.

Narconon New Life Retreat helps END addiction and alcoholism FOR GOOD.

The program at Narconon New Life Retreat takes most people between eight and ten weeks to complete. Some people will need more time to complete this program – everyone recovers from their trauma at a different rate. When all the steps of the program are complete and a detailed plan to rebuild his life once he’s home has been worked out with the Narconon staff, then a person is ready for that new, sober life. That’s when he would graduate from the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program.

Call now and request a copy of Healing Addicted Lives written by Gary W. Smith, Director of Narconon Arrowhead Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Education Center.

Call anytime to speak with one of our counselors about our program. We will take the time to answer your questions whether it be for yourself or a loved one. It is possible to replace the loss and pain of alcohol or drug addiction with a productive, enjoyable life.
Call now (877) 340-3602.
1 Nampa stats courtesy of (Link to Data)
2 DEA Website facts for Idaho