Nampa is a city with approximately 80,000 residents and is located next to Boise. This city is growing rapidly, leading to more arrests of individuals engaged in criminal activity, including for drug trafficking. The Idaho-Press Tribune is the local newspaper that reports the arrests for drug possession, and the individuals who are incarcerated for these crimes are from every socioeconomic class.
Cocaine is a Highly Addictive Illegal Drug
Recently, most arrests are for possession of cocaine, an addictive substance that users develop a tolerance to, making them want more of the substance on a daily basis. Cocaine is a stimulant that changes an addict’s brain chemistry, making them feel superior. The feeling is so intense that users become addicted after using the substance only once.
Cocaine is sold in a variety of strengths because dealers mix the drug with other substances such as baking soda to make more money. This means that each time an addict uses cocaine they risk an overdose. Long-term use of cocaine leads to several health problems such as damaging the kidneys or heart, causing chronic disabilities or death.
We Can Intervene and Assist a Cocaine User
Drug use also leads to problems with relationships because addicts have a drastic change in their personality and are willing to steal to have money for the cocaine. The best thing that families can do for a loved one addicted to cocaine is to intervene and tell them the effects that addiction is having on their relationships.
After an intervention, an addict can begin professional drug rehabilitation in one of our facilities where there are knowledgeable counselors. Recovering addicts can receive medications to help with their withdrawal symptoms and will attend daily 12-step meetings and one-on-one or group counseling sessions.
Knowing When to Travel for Treatment
If you or a loved one is searching for a drug and alcohol rehab center, one of the key decisions you will need to make is where you want to go to rehab geographically. In other words, do you want to stay in your hometown or travel for treatment?
Many of the treatment programs that can be found in other cities offer amenities that you may not find in your home area. For example, some hotel-like features that are more high-end are often in bigger facilities in rural areas. With a holistic approach to recovery, these facilities have yoga classes, specialty meal options, comfortable living arrangements and more. They cater to those who value and are able to pay for such amenities. For those who are looking for more affordable options, outpatient rehabs or those located within city limits may make more sense.
To start your journey toward sobriety, give us a call so that we can help with this critical decision. We have experienced and informative service representatives standing by to help you navigate your options.