Freedom from Addiction is Possible
Addiction is a topic of national discussion and debate. Opioid addiction has made headlines over the past decade, and many other substances are highly problematic such as alcohol, nicotine, methamphetamine, and other drugs. Behavioral addictions also pose high costs to our society — both financially and socially. Medical treatments can help stabilize patients, while behavioral therapies help them learn to live a healthy life.
Addiction Treatment at North Canyon is all about getting patients the care they need to lead healthy, productive lives, free from the weight of addictions of all types. The caring team at North Canyon specializes in treatments to help with cessation of use as well as the prevention of relapse.
North Canyon has addiction treatment options designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of patients.
Signs of Addiction
Addiction comes in many forms, but certain behaviors are warning signs of addiction. There are both physical and behavioral signs that could indicate addiction. If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the following, it’s time to seek help:
Behavioral Signs of Addiction
- Obsessive thoughts or behaviors
- Disregard for harm caused to others
- Inability to stop using a substance
- Secretive behaviors
Physical Signs of Addiction
- Dilated or pinpointed pupils
- Sudden weight gain or loss
- Bloodshot eyes
- Inability to sleep
- Strange body odors
- Poor physical coordination
- Looking disheveled or unkempt
- Slurred speech
Advanced Care Close to Home
Through a network of outpatient and inpatient options, North Canyon can address all levels of addiction.
Doctor Lofgran uses Suboxone, Sublocade (Buprenorphine), and Vivitrol (Naltrexone) as effective medications in addiction treatment. In addition to these medicinal approaches, the North Canyon Addiction Treatment team uses behavioral health interventions and counseling resources. Our multifaceted approach leads to more successful addiction treatment.
Through our partnership with the Walker Center, North Canyon has access to some of the best residential treatment options in the state.
The Walker Center has been providing residential and outpatient addiction treatment services since 1967. As a CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), the Walker Center is dedicated to excellence through evidence-based treatment, including detoxification services, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Matrix Model counseling, a family program, and more. Doctor Lofgran oversees the detoxification process and monitors clients during their stay. Outpatient counseling services are also available.
The Walker Center is located at:
605 11th Avenue East, Gooding, Idaho
Phone: (800) 227-4190
Addressing Addictions of All Kinds
Addictions come in many different forms, and a wide variety of substances can hold patients captive due to their highly addictive nature. The North Canyon Addiction Treatment team is equipped with the knowledge and skills to help patients break free from addiction. Some common forms of addiction include:
Benzodiazepines can be a safe and effective medicine for seizures and anxiety disorders. However, many people who use benzodiazepines for an extended period find the medications quit working, and they have to increase the dose to get the same effect. This usually means the person has developed a tolerance to the medicine. When a benzodiazepine becomes less effective, it can lead to higher doses, resulting in dependency.
Though difficult, it is possible to get off benzodiazepines (and their close relatives – sleeping aids) through non-addictive methods of treatment.
Alcohol use often seems to be a regular part of our society. As a result, alcohol addiction is widespread. Roughly 88,000 people die in America each year due to excessive alcohol consumption.
Yet, alcoholism is misunderstood and misrepresented in our society. News expounds upon the benefits of alcohol without discussing the dangers and costs. Most people don’t understand what alcohol addiction means or how to treat it.
But there is help through counseling, medications, and other modes of treatment. Newer medications, such as naltrexone and Acamprosate, have opened the door for successful recovery.
As America faces the opioid epidemic, we invite anyone struggling with opiate addictions (pain medicines or heroin) to get help. Many advancements in medicine have led to effective treatments for opiate addiction.
Doctor Lofgran’s team has been successfully treating patients for opiate addiction since the early 2000’s. With the use of medications such as naltrexone and buprenorphine (including sublocade), many patients can live normal lives. Doctor Lofgran does not use Methadone to treat opiate addiction, but is happy to discuss other treatment options.
Doctor Lofgran and his team do not treat chronic pain and will not use buprenorphine for pain management. However, there is good evidence that chronic pain will improve once a patient is free of opiate addiction. Doctor Lofgran and his team are more than willing to consult and propose a plan for individuals interested in getting off their chronic pain medications.
Successful Treatment Requires Commitment
Those who seek treatment must be committed to sobriety. Doctor Lofgran takes the treatment of addiction very seriously and is willing to do all he can to help his patients through the difficulties of addiction (including relapse). He asks his patients to be as dedicated to their treatment as he is to them. Doctor Lofgran requires patients to be fully engaged and willing to participate in every aspect of the treatment program. This includes counseling, regular meetings, and appointments and may include other components of a holistic approach to treatment, such as acupuncture, massage therapy, and hypnosis.