For our first blog post, we want to welcome you to our site and give you an idea of what exactly it is we do, a brief overview of how we’re different, and what to expect from the Education Center portion.
First of all, a quick overview of what Port of Hope is (for those of you that haven’t visited our about us page yet): Port of Hope Centers is a certified non-profit drug and alcohol rehabilitation organization with locations in Boise, Nampa, and Coeur d’Alene Idaho. We were founded in 1971 on a simple premise based on a not-so-simple problem – to provide a path to true recovery for those addicted to drugs and alcohol. We’re non-medical, and that’s for a very important reason – we don’t believe that replacing your old addictions with new ones is a proper path to recovery. Of course, medical centers are near each of our facilities should medical assistance be necessary, but this is rarely required. To put it plainly, we don’t give you new drugs to replace old drugs.
The Difference is in the Mission
There are a lot of drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers out there, so what makes Port of Hope Different? It’s fairly simple – most of those other organizations are profit-based with a goal to make money off of your fight for recovery. Port of Hope is a certified non-profit organization, meaning your recovery is our bottom line. Every member of our staff is there for the same goal – to help you find your way down the path to recovery. They’re not there to upsell you on “additional services,” nor to bleed your insurance or your bank account dry. Every dollar of our service fees goes into keeping our organization up and running and helping as many people as we possibly can.
So what does this mean to you? It means our fees are substantially lower than other rehabilitation centers. While we wish we could offer our services pro-bono to anyone that needs them, the reality is that maintaining facilities day-to-day with qualified, professional staff on-hand and the resources needed to provide proper rehabilitation services represents a good deal of overhead cost. We know that even though our services are far more affordable than most rehabilitation options available, we also understand that even our lower inpatient fees are still significant to many people, especially those that have had long struggles with substance abuse. However, it is important to take a long-term view of the cost – these one-time fees are nothing compared to lost jobs, legal fees that may arise, and loss of family, friends, or even life.
At Port of Hope we’re also constantly working on new ways to admit people that may struggle with the financial side of recovery. Several programs are in development that may further help those that may not be able to afford inpatient fees. Check back on our website, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or check this Education Center for updates.
Education is Key to Recovery
So that brings us to this blog. What’s it all about? Well, when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, there are almost always questions, and it can often feel like there’s no where to turn. This blog will help answer some of those questions, as well as keep you up-to-date on all the goings-on at Port of Hope and any big changes we might be making. It’ll also share the latest in drug and rehabilitation news from around the world – ours is a constantly evolving field, and we keep ourselves current on what’s happening in the community. Now you can too.
It’s not just for those struggling themselves – friends and family members often feel powerless or frustrated not knowing how they can help or what to do. This will be a great resource for you as well – addiction doesn’t need to be a lonely disease, and recovery need not be tackled alone.
To make sure you always have the latest information from us and to know when new blog posts are up, follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook. We look forward to helping you on this path, and are thankful that you’ve trusted us to guide you to recovery.