Addiction Treatment

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 Medicine 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 specialize in treatments to help with cessation of use as well as prevention of relapse with addiction to:

  • Opiates
  • Alcohol
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Nicotine
  • Methamphetamines

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.
  • Denial
  • Isolation 
  • Lying
  • 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.

Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Located in Gooding, Idaho, North Canyon serves the Magic Valley and surrounding areas. North Canyon provides addiction treatment services under the care and direction of Reid Lofgran, D.O., a Board-Certified Physician in Addiction Medicine.  

Treatment Options 

Dr. 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.

North Canyon offers multiple convenient locations for Addiction Treatment 

North Canyon
Specialty Clinic

267 N. Canyon Dr.
Gooding, ID 83330

Walker Center
1103 Eastglen Way
Twin Falls, ID 83301

KH Counseling
& Health Center

Hailey
409 N. Main St.
Hailey, ID 83333

KH Counseling
& Health Center

Burley
409 North Main Street
Hailey, ID 83333

KH Counseling
& Health Center

Mountain Home
Mountain Home
840 N. 4th East
Mountain Home, ID 

Residential 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, family program, and more. Dr. Lofgran oversees the detoxification process and monitors clients during their stay. Outpatient counseling services are also available.

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 Medicine team is equipped with the knowledge and skills to help patients break free from addiction. Some common forms of addiction include:

Benzodiazepine Addiction
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 Addiction
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 dont 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.

Opiate Addiction
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.

Dr. Lofgrans 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. Dr. Lofgran does not use Methadone to treat opiate addiction but is happy to discuss other treatment options. 

Dr. 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. Dr. 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. Dr. 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. Dr. 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.

Addiction Treatment Close to Home

North Canyon Medical Center Addiction Medicine serves the Magic Valley, including patients who live in or around Gooding, Twin Falls, Burley, Hailey, and Mountain Home.

If you or someone you love are experiencing addiction, seek help today.

Call (208)-934-4446 to schedule an evaluation.

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