Understanding and Practicing Step Eight

It’s time to once again continue our monthly series on the Twelve Steps, this time by focusing on Step Eight. In many ways, the Eighth Step and the Ninth Step go hand in hand. Consider Step Eight to be something of a primer before we begin making our amends. And since making amends will be…

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12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous

Even those not intimately familiar with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) probably know something about the 12 Steps. These simple suggestions were designed as a way of helping us cope with life in recovery so that we may maintain our long-term sobriety. They help us overcome our resentments and character defects. We learn…

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Beating the Florida Shuffle

Many clients who enter treatment seem very skeptical when they first come through the doors. For many, it seems easy to blame this on a general unwillingness to get sober. Unfortunately, the root of the problem is sometimes much darker. Because for every client who simply doesn’t care to receive treatment, there are others whose…

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Breaking Down the Lord’s Prayer

At the end of most AA meetings, we join hands and recite the Lord’s Prayer. Some people find this appalling, feeling as if it forces us to accept a specific definition of a Higher Power. Certainly, AA tells us many times to interpret the spiritual world in a manner that suits our best design for…

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Getting the Most Out of Therapy

Amethyst Recovery offers two forms of therapy. In a day/night program, clients meet with their case load for group therapy on a daily basis. They also generally meet with their therapist for one-on-one sessions once per week. Upon graduating from day/night treatment and moving into outpatient care, clients will continue to participate in one-on-one sessions…

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Features of Our New Detox Facility

Amethyst Recovery Center often recommends that clients detox prior to entering day/night care. This enables them to enter treatment with a clearer head, allowing them to better focus on their recovery. Now, we will be offering access to our very own, state-of-the-art detox facility. Eligible clients who attend our recently initiated detoxification program will also…

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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 Table of Contents EMDR OverviewThe EMDR Therapy Process Learning How to Process Memories DifferentlyEMDR Therapy and How It Can Treat Addiction 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…

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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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