Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness is an important aspect of recovery. Factors such as diet, nutrition, mental health, and physical activity can all impact various aspects of recovery. Explore our resources on health wellness to learn more.

Effects Of Alcohol On Skin

Drinking alcohol can make you feel more lively, free, and like you are the life of the party. Almost like alcohol is the lifeblood of fun. However, alcohol is also a toxin that vanity may not take kindly to. Why? Well, although the effects that alcohol has on the skin...

4 Benefits of Holistic Medicine for Addiction Treatment

Addiction treatment certainly isn’t a one-size-fits-all endeavor. While several tried-and-true approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dual diagnosis addiction treatment, or a 12 step recovery program, have been proven effective, sometimes they’re still not...

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The Benefits and Drawbacks of a Harm Reduction Model

What Is Harm Reduction? In the case of substance abuse, harm reduction is a proactive approach to making drug use—both legal and illegal—as safe as possible. These practices address broad social and health issues. Harm reduction is a concept that can be applied to any...

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5 Natural Adderall Alternatives

5 Natural Adderall Alternatives

The demands of work, parenthood, and school have never been higher. And with social media constantly showing what we could be doing, it’s no wonder that people are having a hard time feeling like they’re keeping up. As such, it’s understandable how prescription...

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8 Things You Need to Know About Alcohol Poisoning

8 Things You Need to Know About Alcohol Poisoning

1. How To Treat Alcohol Poisoning At Home Alcohol poisoning should not be treated at home, plain and simple. In the event that someone shows signs of alcohol poisoning, getting them immediate medical attention is critical. However, if they begin to vomit, preventing...

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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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The Pros and Cons of Safe Injection Sites

The Pros and Cons of Safe Injection Sites

The proponents of safe injection sites feel that the sites are a welcome addition to the fight against addiction. Specifically, they believe that they are a benefit to public health and the community. On the other hand, the opponents of safe injection sites vehemently...

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Valentines Day

Valentines Day

Many single people spend the weeks leading up to February the 14th trying to find a way to avoid being alone, single, or sober on Valentine's Day. While society often markets this holiday as one about dating, sex, and a lot of boozy beverages, it's perfectly okay to...

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Safe Injection Sites: The Debate

Safe Injection Sites: The Debate

Many fear that our nation may very well lose the war on drugs. Others feel that we have already lost.  As soon as we begin seeking solutions to one problem, it seems that another soon presents itself. As the opioid epidemic rages around us, many feel that harm...

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Using A Sobriety Calculator the Amethyst Way

Using A Sobriety Calculator the Amethyst Way

You might be asking yourself what a sobriety calculator is. You’ve come to the right place. We love to use sobriety calculators to highlight the success of our patients through the recovery process. Sobriety calculators simply take into account the sobriety date of an...

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Signs and Symptoms of Delirium Tremens

Signs and Symptoms of Delirium Tremens

When substance abusers first enter addiction treatment, their entry survey or interview almost always contains one specific question. This question pertains to whether the addict or alcoholic in question has ever suffered from “DTs.” Many patients falsely assume this...

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Can Personalized Medicine Prevent Addiction?

Can Personalized Medicine Prevent Addiction?

The Human Genome Project, launched in 1990, endeavored to map all genes in human DNA in order to determine their function. To this day, no biological project of its scale has existed. When the Human Genome Project wrapped in 2003, researchers began working to discover...

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The Dangers of Quitting Outside of Treatment

The Dangers of Quitting Outside of Treatment

If you poke around a bit on the internet, you’ll find a lot of people who believe that treatment centers such as Amethyst are unnecessary. Not only do they believe that a person can quit on their own, but they often quote sometimes questionably funded studies that say...

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