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Understanding The Signs and Symptoms of Marijuana Withdrawals

Marijuana is one of the most abused drugs in all of America, so understanding the signs and symptoms of marijuana withdrawals is quite important. Many admit to using the drug at least once. Many Americans are regular users. They first smoked marijuana for fun, but have since started to rely on this drug to unwind…

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Press Release: Amanda Daniels Joins the Amethyst Recovery Team

Author & Social Media Influencer Amanda Daniels Becomes Brand Ambassador for Amethyst Recovery and New England RAW   PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida (June 15, 2018) – Amethyst Recovery is excited to announce that Amanda Daniels, also known as “Addict Chick,” has joined our team. Coming on board to help build brand awareness in the addiction space, she will…

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What Really Is Alcohol Poisoning?

We’ve all heard about it. You might have even seen a loved one go through it. We’ve all been warned of how dangerous the effects are, but what really is alcohol poisoning? We know the effects of alcohol on the body after a few drinks. What happens when a person becomes unconscious from drinking? Or…

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Using A Sobriety Calculator the Amethyst Way

You might be asking yourself what a sobriety calculator is. You’ve come to the right place. We love to use sobriety calculators to highlight the success of our patients through the recovery process. Sobriety calculators simply take into account the sobriety date of an addict and count how long it’s been since they became sober.…

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Does AA Work? That’s For You to Decide.

Alcoholics Anonymous has become quite a buzz in the recovery world. The group-like nature of the meetings, the team bonding, and the anonymity all seem to be talked about often. Some treatment programs swear by Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 Step Program. Others question the power the program has to inspire addicts to live sober…

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A Wide Open Gate: Marijuana Addiction

The question is asked all the time. Is marijuana addictive? Many people argue over this, including marijuana users themselves. While some say marijuana is addictive and others do not, one thing that is certain is that marijuana can form a physical dependence. While 9% of people have a serious addiction (per Psychology Today), that’s 9%…

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How Long Does Fentanyl Stay in Your System?

Table of Contents What Is Fentanyl? Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that’s derived from opium or the poppy plant. First synthesized in the 1960s, fentanyl and its analogues are some of the strongest opioids available today. These prescription drugs treat moderate to severe pain, like after a surgery. They’re incredibly effective. Fentanyl, itself, is 50…

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Rehab for Heroin Addiction: Comparing Methadone, Buprenorphine and Naltrexone

Rehab for heroin addiction usually involves some form of medical detox. Heroin dependence completely rewires the brain. It causes an influx of dopamine and other neurotransmitters. Those who have developed dependence usually experience serious side effects when withdrawing from the drug. Heroin withdrawal symptoms can be difficult to cope with. Depending on the severity of…

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Building a Strong Social Network: Does NA Work?

Does NA work, and should drug abusers attend Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings to aid in their recovery against drug addiction? What is Narcotics Anonymous? There are a lot of questions surrounding this type of support group. Many addiction treatment centers recommend that their patients attend at least one meeting. This will give them a better…

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Risk Factors for Cocaine Addiction

More Americans have a cocaine addiction than you’d think. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), approximately 1.5 million Americans struggled with cocaine abuse in 2014. Of these people, 913,000 Americans met the criteria for cocaine dependence. They develop intense cravings whenever they come down from the drug, and exhibit signs…

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