Family Addiction

A Guide for Children of Addicts

Nobody is safe from the sting of addiction, not even those as innocent as children of addicted parents. There are a great many kids in the US, 18 million to be exact, that live in a household where substance use disorder exists. To put this number into perspective, 25...

Letter to his Mom

An Addicted Son’s Letter to His Mom Dear Mom, I know raising me has not been easy and believe me I know my addiction has had you up many nights waiting for the day that you might get the call to come identify my body. I feel awful now that I know what you had to go...

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Resources for College Students Struggling with Addiction

At Amethyst, our goal is to meet people where they are in life, whether they’re an adult with a career or someone who is starting college. There’s no question that college is a difficult time for those who choose that path for their lives. Between the...

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A Guide for Parents of Teens Suffering from Substance Abuse

A Guide for Parents of Teens Suffering from Substance Abuse

Just like there is no one-size-fits-all method for treatment, there is no one-size-fits-all victim of substance use disorder. Some people are under the assumption that those who suffer from addiction can’t be younger or older than a certain age, but this is not the...

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