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5 Factors That Affect How Long Drug Rehab Lasts

Whether it is because of kids, a pet, your job, financial reasons, or just wanting to get back to life, it is normal to want to know long drug rehab is. It is also normal for family members to wonder how long their loved one will be in a rehab facility or when they will…

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8 Things You Need to Know About Alcohol Poisoning

How To Treat Alcohol Poisoning At Home Alcohol poisoning should not be treated at home, plain and simple. In the event that someone shows signs of alcohol poisoning, getting them immediate medical attention is critical. However, if they begin to vomit, preventing aspiration (choking on the vomit) can save their life. Do this by rolling…

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Pharmaceutical Treatments For Alcohol Addiction

Most Common Pharmaceutical Treatments For Alcohol Addiction

A highly addictive substance, alcohol recovery may include the use of pharmaceutical treatments. Medications can help reduce relapse rates by either satisfying or preventing the cravings of alcohol detox. Some pharmaceutical treatments for alcohol addiction have been used for many decades, but others are newer and still being researched for managing alcohol relapse. Disulfiram, Naltrexone,…

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Alternatives To Stimulants For ADHD

Adderall, Concerta, and Ritalin are all common stimulant medications prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). They all carry similar benefits and risks, with addiction being one of the possible risks. Although these medications are mostly safe when taken in prescribed amounts, addiction and abuse can lead to an overdose or other consequences. For…

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The Most Commonly Used Illegal Drugs In The United States

“Addiction doesn’t discriminate.” You may have heard something along these lines before, and it is so true. Drug use and drug addiction happen among groups of all ages, ethnicities, socio-economic status, etc. Although some drugs are more prevalent in certain areas than others, most drugs are found pretty much everywhere. Across the United States, there…

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The LGBTQ Community and Substance Abuse

As many people know, addiction doesn’t discriminate; however, some groups are more likely to be affected than others. The LGBTQ+ community is one of these groups, and drug abuse and addiction among these individuals is a huge problem.  There are many reasons why the LGBTQ+ community may be more at risk for substance abuse than…

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COVID-19 Preventative Measures

COVID-19 Preventative Measures

Amethyst Recovery Center continues to provide essential substance use disorder services for individuals impacted by addiction during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We are currently accepting patients for our Detoxification and Residential Treatment Programs. Our team is focused on the health of our community while reducing barriers for individuals seeking treatment. Highlights of Amethyst’s response to…

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Should I Still Attend Treatment During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

As the days pass by, the Coronavirus pandemic is still claiming the livelihood of many. Even those who aren’t showing symptoms live in uncertainty, wondering with each passing second if Corona will come for them or their loved ones.  State and government regulations all across the globe are tightening on social activity; many are confined…

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What Does Holistic Alcohol Treatment Look Like?

A great many people are no strangers to the impact of alcohol on their bodies. There are plenty of people who are treated at our facilities that have experienced alcohol abuse. At Amethyst, we are committed to providing those people with treatment that suits their needs in ways that are unique to them. For some,…

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Interview with Recovering Addict, John Coyle

I work with John at Amethyst and I was thrilled to have the chance to interview him for this blog piece. He is incredibly kind, humble and has been a huge inspiration to me. He works tirelessly to help those that are still suffering and I am proud to call him my friend.  I’m excited…

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