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,…

Addiction Recovery

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…

polysubstance abuse

What is Polysubstance Abuse? How Do I Know If I Have a Problem?

Using illicit substances is a dangerous game to play. Substance abuse is no joke, and it impacts a vast amount of individuals throughout the world. What’s even worse and more frightening is that some of those who abuse illicit drugs or alcohol are abusing multiple illicit drugs. What is Polysubstance Abuse? Polysubstance abuse is a…

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How Do You Get a Court Ordered Drug or Alcohol Assessment?

A court-ordered drug or alcohol assessment is used to determine whether or not addiction is present. The assessment is either mandated through court or a concerned individual. In this case, we’ll be getting into the details of a court-related drug or alcohol assessment.  This is a method with the purpose of giving help to those…

Recovery Story

Amethyst Recovery Stories – Justin Greenberg

My name is Justin Greenberg and I have been clean since November 13th, 2015.   I was born and raised in Stoughton, Massachusetts. My family was really close when I was growing up and my parents have been married for over thirty years. My father coached my youth hockey and soccer teams and I have…


Amethyst Recovery Stories – Tony Gonzalez

My name is Tony and I’m an addict in long term recovery.   My story begins like so many others I’ve heard over the years. From the outside looking in, I had a fairly normal family and life. My parents were together, and I had an older brother that was my best friend. But on the inside,…

ptsd addiction statistics

The Truth About Substance Abuse and PTSD in Veterans

Thousands of troops become military veterans within their communities every year. These military personnel return to their day-to-day lives. As stated by the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 1.5 million veterans aged 17 or older (6.6 percent of this population) had a substance use disorder in the past year.  Addiction and PTSD…

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PTSD and Addiction: Our Veterans Matter

Many veterans are struggling with substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder in the United States. Traumatic events such as combat exposure and multiple deployments can trigger drug or alcohol use. It can also damage one’s mental health after returning home.  As a result, PTSD and addiction can occur. PTSD and addiction should not be taken…

Recovery Stories

Amethyst Recovery Stories – Kaelan Lanie

  I grew up in an upper-middle-class home. I have the most loving parents a child could have ever asked for. I am the only girl of three brothers. Every want and need we had as children my parents were capable of providing for us. My life was normal. I was passionate about things like…

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Are There Any Holistic Treatments for Anxiety? Supplements and Activities

There are many holistic treatments available to help with your anxiety. Did you know that more than 18 percent of adults are affected by anxiety disorders each year in the United States? Anxiety is a common mental health disorder. There are different kinds of anxiety ranging from general to social.  Many people that suffer from…