Addiction is a disease, but it is so much more. Learn more about this complex condition that millions of Americans are struggling with right now.

The Stigma of Addiction

Although people struggling with addiction are encouraged to seek treatment, they don’t always do. This is mainly because addiction isn’t treated the way cancer or cardiovascular disease is treated. Much of this can be attributed to the stigma of addiction....

Is Kratom Dangerous?

Whether it be for anxiety, depression, or heightening one’s sexual performance, there is a drug that some use to self-medicate; this drug is referred to as Kratom. According to those who use it, the drug offers relief from pain. Some even claim it helps their...

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Understanding Chemical Dependency

Understanding Chemical Dependency

You may have heard the terms of chemical dependency, addiction, and substance use disorder used interchangeably. Similar to the terms “heavy alcohol use” and “binge drinking”, the terms do have differing means that are defined by various organizations or resources,...

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The Most Commonly Used Illegal Drugs In The United States

The Most Commonly Used Illegal Drugs In The United States

“Addiction doesn’t discriminate.” You may have heard something along these lines before, and it is so true. Drug use and drug addiction happen among groups of all ages, ethnicities, socio-economic status, etc. Although some drugs are more prevalent in certain areas...

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COVID-19 Preventative Measures

COVID-19 Preventative Measures

Amethyst Recovery Center continues to provide essential substance use disorder services for individuals impacted by addiction during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). We are currently accepting patients for our Detoxification and Residential Treatment Programs....

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

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...

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The Truth About Substance Abuse and PTSD in Veterans

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...

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PTSD and Addiction: Our Veterans Matter

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. ...

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A Look at International Overdose Awareness Day in 2019

A Look at International Overdose Awareness Day in 2019

  “Over 72,000 Americans died from a drug-related overdose in 2017. Overdoses caused by illicit drugs and prescription drugs increased two-folds within the last decade.”   Overdose rates are continuing to climb in America. More and more Americans are losing...

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Understanding Fentanyl: What is it? What Should I Know?

Understanding Fentanyl: What is it? What Should I Know?

What is Fentanyl? To put it simply, fentanyl is a synthetic opioid drug. What that means is that, like morphine, it is produced in labs, considered a "downer," and works by affecting the pain receptors in the brain so as to reduce feelings and perception of pain. Also...

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5 Dangerous Drugs in Florida You Need to Know

5 Dangerous Drugs in Florida You Need to Know

Opioids have been taking over the country and killing at alarmingly increasing rates. While the opioid crisis has shocked the nation, there are drugs that haven't caused as many deaths but can still be just as deadly. Even though legislation and discussions...

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