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New Start Center for Recovery

New Start Center for Recovery

New Start Center for Recovery is a 30-bed, free-standing facility located on the campus of Intermountain Hospital in Boise, Idaho. This program is focused on adults who are seeking treatment for the use or abuse of alcohol, illicit drugs or prescription medications who may also have issues with past trauma, depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety or other emotional and mental health concerns.

New Start is a 21 to 28-day inpatient treatment program integrating substance abuse treatment with medical and nursing care, mental health issue management; as well as case management, group counseling and individual sessions. The program offers a balanced, flexible approach to the treatment of substance abuse diagnoses.

Treatment is initiated with the stabilization of the patient based on their presenting needs, and occurs in a safe and supporting environment. If an individual requires a monitored, managed detox and evaluation, this can be accomplished as an initial step of the New Start program.

The focus of New Start is on the recovery process, with an additional strong emphasis on the stressors and trauma that often accompany addiction.

Treatment consists of psychoeducational classes; Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies; interactive recreational activities; family counseling and support; relapse prevention; processing shame, guilt and blame; mental health support and education and awareness of co-dependent behaviors. The program’s overall goal is to assist individuals in gaining and maintaining their sobriety while understanding any underlying emotional or mental health issues.

For those interested in the New Start program, please call our admissions department directly at 800-321-5984 or 208-377-8400. Our professional staff will quickly and confidentially assess your needs and appropriateness for participation in the program.

New Start is covered by many insurance plans. It is a voluntary treatment program and you will need to have your insurer preauthorize your stay prior to admission. To receive insurance preauthorization, you will also need to meet admission criteria for the program. Please contact us for assistance with insurance preauthorization, determination of your clinical appropriateness and self-pay options.

Frequently Asked Questions

When someone close to you has a problem, it’s often hard to admit, and even harder to know what to do. The New Start Center for Recovery has helped coach family, friends, and employers to get help for someone they think might need it. Also, we can help you gain understanding and support for yourself as an affected person who cares.

Friends, relatives, or coworkers, without training in alcohol or substance abuse can become overwhelmed when trying to help. However, if someone you know seems to be in trouble, there’s a strong chance they are. It’s important not to blame yourself or make someone else’s problems your responsibility. But it’s also important to reach out to qualified professionals to gain an understanding of your role. At Intermountain Hospital, our admissions team deals with inquiries every day, and can help you quickly understand and be armed with information and tools to address your own concerns and possibly suggest professional help.

When alcohol, drugs, or prescription medications are negatively impacting someone’s major life areas such as work, school, family, friendships, finances, legal and mental or physical health—these are all major warning signs. Many screening tools exist that can help you or someone close to you reach a yes/no answer as to whether addiction is present. From there, assessment tools can also help determine the degree of concern and treatment needed—from counseling or outpatient treatment to inpatient treatment. You don’t have to be the person with the problem to seek help from Intermountain Hospital’s admissions team. Often, one quick discussion can bring clarity and direction, as well as tools and resources to share if appropriate.

Addiction strikes across every level of education, background, ethnicity income level, profession or religious practice. Many “functional” addicts and alcoholics and those close to them can often fall into denial of a problem based on misconceptions of what it looks like to be an addict or alcoholic who needs help. At Intermountain Hospital, our team of professionals can lend a depth of training and experience to help see beneath the surface and identify the warning signs of a problem.

It’s never too early to seek advice. The sooner you reach out to gain information and support, the better you’ll be able to know you’ve done what you can. You may also find tools and answers to better cope with the burden of being close to someone with a problem, which can often affect you as much as the person with the problem.

This is not an easy decision. It’s best to talk with a professional before taking this step. Intermountain will be able to provide guidance with this and, if needed, refer you to a licensed interventionist. An addict or alcoholic may have a strong denial system, or co-occurring disorders. Their reaction may be unpredictable. At Intermountain Hospital, we know the territory and can bring clarity and some good pointers from experience with many thousands of inquiries.

Don’t blame yourself. You are not responsible for the issues your loved one may be facing. Yet as someone who is affected, you are responsible for your own self care. There are counseling resources and community support groups for those affected. Our team at Intermountain Hospital can direct you to a few of these very helpful resources.

Don’t hesitate to encourage them to contact us. We are well versed in motivating and assisting individuals while they are contemplating therapy. Intermountain Hospital has a full range of options and our admissions staff can provide helpful advice, resources and next steps by phone and via email.