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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Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence, and Substance Abuse

Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence, and Substance Abuse

Domestic violence and substance abuse are often linked together. Many studies have shown that abusers in intimate partner violence (IPV) often engage in heavy alcohol or drug use before becoming violent. The abuser uses heavy drug or alcohol use to justify the abusive...

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Aftercare Programs To Help Your Loved Ones: A Parent's Guide

Aftercare Programs To Help Your Loved Ones: A Parent's Guide

Alcoholism and drug addiction doesn’t just impact the sufferer; it affects the whole family. Whether your child, spouse, or employee is suffering with alcohol and drug addiction, chances are you’ve suffered right along with them, feeling powerless over providing a...

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A Message to Adult Children of Alcoholics

A Message to Adult Children of Alcoholics

Many children grow up in alcoholic households, and this sometimes causes them harm later in life. We refer to these people as adult children of alcoholics. This term isn’t meant to sound derogatory. It doesn’t imply that these individuals are childish or that they...

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Children of Addiction: How Do We Help Them?

Children of Addiction: How Do We Help Them?

“Please, please, please – don’t let her be drunk.” Those were the words of my little prayer, the one I would whisper to myself every day, over and over, as I walked home from school and stood with my hand on the front door handle to my childhood house -- from the time...

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How Can We Afford Drug Rehab?

How Can We Afford Drug Rehab?

We all want the very best treatment for our addicted children, and many of us are willing to pay any amount of money to “fix” the problem. But a high price is no guarantee of the best services or most qualified rehab personnel.

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