Pocatello, Idaho:
Drug Abuse Rehab

Pocatello, Idaho, Alcohol and Drug Addiction Information

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Pocatello is home to the Idaho State University. Activities in and around Pocatello include rodeos, fishing, biking, rock climbing, skiing and over 250 miles of snowmobile trails.

There’s the Fort Hall Casino, an Indian Pow Wow, and several historical sites to see.

The presence of points of interest and activities for families does not prevent the area from having a severe drug problem however.

Pocatello Idaho’s Drug Situation

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration reports that crystal methamphetamine —also called ice—is a widely abused drug in Idaho. This drug can create such strong cravings that some people become addicted after just one use.

In addition to methamphetamine, marijuana and alcohol are widely abused and send many people to rehab. Marijuana is brought into the area from the Southern Border of the U.S., but there are also both indoor and outdoor grows in Idaho. The nation’s largest-ever outdoor marijuana grow was found about an hour southeast of Pocatello. It was valued at approximately $80 million.

There’s very little heroin or cocaine sending people to rehab in Idaho. Prescription drug abuse is low but growing.

About 86,000 people in Idaho are dependent on or abusing alcohol which means they are drinking in excess, enough to damage their health and their lives. About 30,000 people are in the same situation in relation to their drug abuse.

Sadly, only about 10% of those abusing drugs who need drug rehab will get it in an average year, and less than 7% of those needing help for alcohol dependence will get it.

The Dwindling Spiral Will Continue

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Very few of the addicted manage to escape from their addictions on their own. The tragic fact is that many will pass away from their drug or alcohol abuse or they may end up in jail on drug-related causes. A loving family who wishes to save a person struggling with addiction would be wise to find a suitable rehabilitation center at the first moment possible.

This is true even if an addicted person refuses help. If he says he’s not ready to stop using drugs, that is only his despair talking. No one wants to be an addict. If agreement on going to rehab can’t be reached, there is always the possibility of an intervention. Interventions are not always like the ones you see on television. An interventionist is simply someone who knows how to evoke a person’s deep-seated desire to be sober again. Narconon New Life Retreat can help a family locate an interventionist to turn a bad situation into one that starts improving.

Choosing a Drug Rehab and Addiction Treatment Program

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It’s important to find a drug rehab program that makes sense to the family members making the choice. Does the family want a drug-free program? One that utilizes nutrition to ease withdrawal? One that does not teach those in recovery that they must always be addicts? These qualities can be found at Narconon New Life Retreat. No substitute drugs are ever used. No one has to reveal personal information in group meetings, either at Narconon or after leaving. Instead, the focus is on repairing the damage done by addiction and teaching each person the skills they will need to leave addiction behind for good.

Feel free to ask detailed questions of the staff of any rehab center you are considering. You should be able to understand how the steps work and see for yourself that it is right for your loved one. This could be the most important decision you ever make for this person you care about so much.

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

Many families specifically seek out a rehab location that is far from home. They want to get their loved one far away from a drug-using girlfriend, boyfriend or former spouse and away from the usual drug dealers.

What they may not realize as they do this is that they are also getting the person away from many potential triggers to use drugs or drink again. Bars the person frequented, drug dealers’ homes, a park where a person used to get high—being around these locations can ruin a person’s resolve to stay sober—unless he goes through a program to strengthen his ability to face his life and the people he associates with before returning home.

The Narconon program is designed to provide just this strengthening. Even the deep detoxification step called the New Life Detoxification Program helps in this regard. This sauna-based detox activates the body’s ability to flush out old, stored drug toxins, leaving a person feeling bright and refreshed. Many people say that their physical cravings for drugs are greatly reduced or even gone after this process. This is a big step toward sobriety for each person.

With 24-hour support and time to focus on recovery, Narconon New Life Retreat is the perfect location for the person who wants a fresh, sober start.

Narconon New Life Retreat Helps END Addiction and Alcoholism FOR GOOD.

The focus of the Narconon program is to repair the damage from the past and restore the ability to live a sober, productive life after a return home. For most people, this will take eight to ten weeks, although some people will need more time. It’s essential that a person return home when they have the skills to deal with life and not before. So there are no arbitrary time limits set on this program.

A Narconon Program Graduate is someone:

  • Who has successfully completed each step of the Narconon drug rehab program
  • Who has a brightened new viewpoint and new ability to think clearly
  • Who has recovered his own personal integrity
  • Who has grasped the purpose of ethics and morality in his life
  • Who has new problem-solving tools to keep his life stable and productive
  • Who has completed a definite plan for rebuilding a sober life after returning home

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.


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