As the capital city of Idaho, Boise is by far the state’s largest city. Located in Treasure Valley on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the city is abound with parks natural escapes. However, the serene natural beauty is not the only source of escape for some Idahoans. Idaho is facing a veritable “heroin tsunami” that has ruined the integrity of countless families. A CDC report released last year revealed the number of U.S. heroin users has grown by nearly 300,000 over a decade. Fortunately, there are solutions available to people who are struggling in the Boise area. Boise drug treatment centers are available to help addicts in the region get their lives back on track.
Unfortunately, Idaho doesn’t track heroin-related deaths, which makes pattern analysis difficult. Idaho tracks cause of death, which often simply reads “overdose.” From 2003 to 2012, just 25 death certificates listed “heroin overdose” as the cause of death.
Data from the most recently available 2017 Community Health Assessment Report, almost one in four high school students said they had an opportunity to try illicit drugs. As a result, around 22% of teens bought an illegal drug on school grounds during the past year.
The most commonly used drugs in the region are marijuana and prescription opiates, but heroin usage has the fastest rate of increase. According to the most recent CDC data, the number of overdose deaths has more than doubled since 1999. Additionally, further data sources indicate that the alcohol was involved in 25% of traffic death in 2015.
Fortunately, there is good news for addicts in Boise who are looking for help to break their addictions.
Recently, there have been some national breakthroughs as well. Last year, Congress passed the 21st Century Cures Act and the CARA (Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act), which allocated more than $1 Billion in an effort to aid treatment efforts all around the country. Such funding means that treatment is available for those who want it.
So, If you or someone you know is suffering from an addiction, help is available! Get Treatment has compiled a list of several of the top-ranked addiction treatment facilities and rehab centers in your area. You’ll find that we have premium listings for rehab facilities for individuals with private insurance. In addition, we have several facilities that accept medicare and medicaid.
Our addiction Counselors are always available at (855) 638-9268 to conduct free assessments and insurance verifications. We are happy to help you choose the best facility for the type of treatment you need. Give us a call, we want to help you!