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.
We respect and honor all individuals reaching for recovery.
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.
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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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