New 12 Step Immersion Track at Amethyst Recovery Center

One of the hardest steps for any alcoholic or addict to take is asking for help and acknowledging that they have an alcohol and drug problem. Selecting the right substance abuse treatment facility should not be taken lightly and requires research and careful consideration. Here at Amethyst Recovery Center, we have made some significant changes…

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What is EMDR Therapy?

Table of Contents When it comes to addiction treatment, different people respond to different methods. What works for one addict may not be as effective for another. The expansion of technology has resulted in methods of treatment that were probably unheard of decades ago. The possibilities of these new treatments are astounding, and they give…

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Steve-O and His Road to Recovery

Table of Contents Steve-O, famous from MTV’s Jackass show, is a recovering alcoholic and drug addict. He has been sober for well over nine years. He is also a role model for many drug and alcohol users seeking to turn their lives around. Steve-O gained fame for doing stunts that were both fun and crazy,…

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Travis Barker and His Road to Recovery

Many fall prey to the tight grasp of drugs. People from all walks of life are victimized by drug addiction, which affects both the user and his family. Stress and significant life changes are often triggers of drug addiction. Celebrities are no different than the rest of us. In the entertainment industry, drug use is…

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A Guide to Sober Dating

If you are single and in recovery, it can get pretty lonely. No matter how long you have been in recovery, it is perfectly natural to want closeness from someone else. Romance and dating are complicated, and addiction recovery can make experiences even more complicated. Not everyone – especially those who are new in recovery…

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The Twelve Concepts for World Service: Concept VII

Now that we have crossed the halfway point in our series on the Twelve Concepts, we have reached a difficult arena. Some readers may actually be familiar with the Conference-approved pamphlet on the Twelve Concepts for World Service. For others, this will be entirely new. But no matter what you know or how you feel,…

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Fulfilling the Twelve Promises: Part 7

The Seventh Promise is something we actually talk about quite frequently on this site. Perhaps you may not have noticed, but it’s true. This is the promise that relates to selfishness, something that pretty much all addicts and alcoholics have experienced at one point or another. If you are familiar with the Twelve Promises, then…

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Cracking Down on Pill Mills

It’s no secret that prescription drug abuse can lead to heroin addiction. But it most likely does not happen in a cut and dry manner. It starts with doctors. Unfortunately, many of the doctors in pill mills do not care about their patients’ health. They only care about one thing: making money. And doling out prescription…

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Zac Efron and His Sobriety

Table of Contents For many Hollywood actors, getting out of the roles they have been stereotyped in is a challenge. How many times can an actor play the boy next door? Repeating the same roles under different names and directors can seem to limit in the end, and Zac Efron certainly was not about that.…

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Is Marijuana Addictive?

There are a lot of competing perspectives on marijuana and whether it is truly addictive. So is it? A drug is considered addictive if it makes you dependent on it. In other words, you get withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking it. You also crave an addictive drug – as in that’s all you really…

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