How Addiction Recovery Can Save Your Career

We recently discussed the incorporation of life skills training into our programs at Amethyst Recovery. Numerous life skills were mentioned, with some of them pertaining to financial stability and the maintenance of one’s career. With many addicts and alcoholics entering treatment with their careers potentially on the line, this is an important factor in recovery.…

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Life Skills Education at Amethyst Recovery

“No life skills.” This is a common insult you may occasionally hear thrown around—often behind a person’s back—when they have trouble cooking, cleaning up after themselves, or even socializing with other people. But while people are often judged quite harshly for these shortcomings, the fact of the matter is that many people have never been…

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The Beauty of Recovering on the Treasure Coast

Amethyst Recovery offers a fair number of amenities in addition to the many benefits of our programs themselves. But there is one aspect of treatment at Amethyst that some prospective patients may at first overlook: our location. It may seem as if this is a secondary or even tertiary concern, and this is true in…

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What It Means to Be JCAHO Accredited

With so many treatment centers out there promising quality care, addicts and alcoholics in need of help may sometimes have a bit of difficulty making the right choice. There are a lot of fears that may influence the decision, from the fear of encountering scam artists with no real desire to help or the fear…

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The Road From Prescription Drugs to Heroin

When we talked about the rapid spread of opioid addiction, we stated that many of those who abuse prescription drugs will eventually wind up hooked on heroin. This is not true of all prescription drug addicts, but certainly a fair number of them. Even so, we recognize that some might believe this claim to be…

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This Is Your Future on Drugs

There’s a 1997 anti-drug commercial starring Rachel Leigh Cook that you’ve probably heard of before. A remake of an older PSA (which launched the popularity of the “this is your brain on drugs” slogan), the 1997 version achieved such a high level of popularity that it has been spoofed literally dozens of times, on everything…

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Understanding and Practicing Step Five

It’s May, which means that summer is just around the corner. More importantly, it’s time for our fifth installment of our series on the Twelve Steps. Step Five is directly related to Step Four, so those who are either on Step Four or about to begin it should benefit quite a bit from the advice…

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The Blame Game: A Fun Exercise for Learning Forgiveness

Table of Contents Table of Contents The Importance of ForgivenessLet’s Play the Blame GameWhat We Can Learn from This Pointing fingers is easy. It’s forgiveness that can get tricky sometimes. (pathdoc/Shutterstock) Forgiveness doesn’t always come easily. The struggle to let go of our resentments and forgive those who have harmed us can take quite a…

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Identifying and Treating Gambling Addiction

Amethyst Recovery specializes in drug and alcohol addiction, but we sometimes encounter patients who are addicted to other vices as well. We mentioned this a while back, when we covered the topic of sex addiction. But while we may meet the occasional person with addictive sexual tendencies, we seem to encounter patients who suffer from…

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How Rising Rates of Heroin Addiction May Affect Legislation

Our recent article on the rapid spread of opioid addiction noted that the rate of heroin addiction has been steadily climbing over the past few years as well. We also noted that rising addiction rates are not confined to a single economic class, putting a damper on the stereotypes that often cloud the public’s perception…

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