April 27, 2021 – The staff at the Walker Center said their focus this month is on spreading awareness and reducing the stigma associated with alcohol addiction. They offer outpatient treatment in Twin Falls and inpatient treatment in Gooding for drug and alcohol addiction. The center said they have seen an exponential increase in alcohol use during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have our highest level that I can remember in being here in the last 6 and a half or 7 years being referred to a residential or hospitalization for their alcohol use,” said clinical supervisor Sarah Walling-Gifford. “Being an alcoholic myself,” said Arthur. “Hopefully show some people that there is some hope out there too. That if they are suffering or if someone, they love is suffering that recovery is an option, and they don’t have to spend the rest of their lives drinking themselves to death.”



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