Treatment Center Setting
- Residential Neighborhood
- Average Location/Amenities
NorthPoint Recovery Philosophy
We are proud to be accredited by The Joint Commission and are a 12-step based program.
Northpoint Recovery is dedicated to providing a safe, therapeutic environment where those struggling with addiction can build a foundation for their recovery and gain a clear vision of hope. We live by the following values: commitment to excellence, doing good for others, engaging in innovative empirical based treatment, and showing respect to all.
Areas of Specialization
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
EMDR is a highly specific, research-validated form of therapy that can help people overcome traumatic stress, anxiety and depression. With EMDR, a trained practitioner uses bilateral stimulation, eye movement and touch to stimulate parts of the brain as a patient recounts certain experiences and memories as a way to more thoroughly process uncomfortable, painful feelings.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
Creative Arts Therapy
Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.
Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Though not all rehab facilities offer “medical detoxification,” all people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional changes and discomfort as their bodies react to withdrawal of the addictive substance. Many people use the term “detox” to refer to the period of time (ranging from a few days to a week) when the body is reacting to an addict’s decision to stop using.
Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.
Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
We respect and honor all individuals reaching for recovery.
The NPR program & staff were amazing. I learned so much and was helped tremendously. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is serious about recovery.
NorthPoint is the place to be if you want to change your life. They have an amazing staff that truly cares about everyone in the facility. I have been to other treatment centers and NorthPoint is by far number one. I highly recommend it.
Simply put, NorthPoint saved my life. I wasn't sure what to do or where to go next. I finally made the decision to take a chance to better my life. That was the best decision I've ever made. If you are struggling, this is truly the right place for you.
I came to NPR desperate for help. They gave me soooo much more than just that. The caring, compassionate, and driven staff kept me pressing forward in sobriety. They gave me the tools I needed to start my new sober life. No words could thank them enough for what they've done for me. I would highly recommend this facility to anyone struggling with addiction that wants help. They are amazing.
I cannot say enough positive things about this place. Because of Northpoint I was given the tools I needed to be successful in my recovery. I now have over a year of sobriety and I could not have done it without the support of the incredible staff and knowledge I took away from NPR.
I was struggling with my addiction of pain killers, this place did an amazing job of making me feel welcome and not judged at all. All the staff is amazing and do whatever they can to help. If you are struggling with addiction give this place a call.
Meet the Staff
LCSW, LCPC/ Clinical Director
Erica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She graduated from Boise State University’s Advanced Standing Social Work Program in May of 2013. Erica’s professional background has been in substance abuse, crisis intervention, family therapy, trauma therapy, vulnerable population advocacy, and working within the LGBT community. She finds passion in getting to the underlying cause of ongoing struggles for clients. Erica consistently works towards encouraging and motivating clients to seek ongoing change in life to better their circumstance. Erica continues to contribute to, and advocate for, the addict and alcoholic recovery community. She finds that working in this field is not only rewarding but life changing, as well. Erica is excited to continue to grow professionally within NorthPoint Recovery.
Michael Biggins M.Ed, CADC has been in the treatment services for the last 10 years. Michael has held positions as a crisis intervention specialist, counselor, assistant drug court coordinator, treatment supervisor and program director. Michael has worked in nearly all adult treatment modalities - from conflict resolution for violent offenders to court supervised treatment for a diverse adult addicted population to treatment care for opiate sufferers to self-determined outpatient services to inpatient adult treatment services to education for patients, families and the community. Michael brings a supportive, patient-centered, strength-based approach to the multidisciplinary team at NorthPoint Recovery. Michael recognizes the treatment focused, 24-hour structured, holistic care offered by the NorthPoint program affords patients the greatest opportunity for success and he is proud to be a member of the team of clinicians.
BSN, RN/ Director of Nursing
Nycole is a registered nurse with a passion for providing unbiased quality care to underserved populations within the community. She brings care and compassion from her experience as a hospice case manager, as well as knowledge and experience in substance abuse from her time working in a unique detention setting. She is ACLS certified in emergency care in order to provide a medically safe detox. Nycole enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary team based setting, and is passionate about providing a safe environment for clients to begin their new life. Nycole earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Boise State University and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
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ABOUT NORTHPOINT RECOVERY
Set in a simple but modern roadside facility in Boise, Idaho’s Treasure Valley, NorthPoint Recovery provides residential drug and alcohol addiction treatment for adult men and women. The typical length of stay is 28 days, and clients with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders are also treated. Medically monitored detox services are available on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Each client receives a comprehensive assessment upon intake, which includes a complete physical conducted by the facility’s nursing staff, according to the center’s website.
Treatment at NorthPoint utilizes evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), along with addiction education, 12-step meetings, and group, individual, and family counseling. Experiential activities are also offered and include yoga, aerobics exercises, and personal training. The facility also offers hikes as a means of exercise, and therapy groups focusing on process, education, and art.
According to the facility’s website, NorthPoint is LGBT-friendly and prides itself on being a safe, sensitive, and comfortable environment for individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender.
The facility’s website notes Northpoint’s treatment team includes a medical director and a 24-hour nursing staff trained in addiction counseling, along with a licensed practical counselor, a licensed social worker, a certified alcohol and drug counselor, and a number of psych techs. The facility boasts a 2:1 staff-to-client ration.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The 22-bed facility is made of clinical-looking interior spaces, along with simple shared bedrooms, a gym, laundry room, and small cafeteria (which provides professionally catered meals). There is a well-landscaped outdoor area with a garden and seating. Cell phones and other electronics are not permitted during treatment.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
15 alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date gave NorthPoint nearly all positive reviews. Of them, 13 gave the facility a positive recommendation, while one was mixed and another negative. Alumni on average rated the facility highly in every category, with the highest ratings in treatment effectiveness, professional counseling, and cleanliness.
In comments, alumni suggested the food could be improved and accommodations more spacious, but overall alumni felt that the staff were caring and educated, treatment structured yet varied, and the facility clean. Alum S.H. wrote: "Yoga, gym, art, and outdoor experiences were greatly appreciated."
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Four loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date also gave NorthPoint generally positive reviews, rating the facility highly in counseling options, family participation, and cleanliness. All of the respondents noted that the staff showed genuine care and concern for clients. One anonymous loved one wrote: “Showing respect to their clients, innovative treatments and giving hope were strengths of the facility."
WHAT STAFF SAY
Two staff members polled by Rehabs.com to date all gave NorthPoint perfect ratings in every category. Both repeated notes that accommodations were small but also praised the facility's staff and effective treatment. Staff member A.M. wrote: "Clean, safe and effective."
According to NorthPoint Recovery’s website, most major insurance plans are accepted.
Published on December 2017
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