Intervention

Interventions are never easy, but these resources may help you and your loved ones through this trying time. Be prepared before you begin an intervention, but don’t wait longer than you have to. Get started today!

How to Tell If Your Loved One Is an Addict

When it comes to a loved one’s addiction, denial is a slippery concept to grasp. For me, I recognized my husband had a “problem”; what I wasn’t ready to admit is how deep that problem ran and what kind of solution he needed. What signs of addiction should I be looking...

The 5 Most Common Types of Drug Interventions

Instead of silently watching a loved one struggle with addiction, stage an alcoholism or drug intervention. Addiction and drug use is prevalent in America. It affects many households. After all, 27.1 million Americans over the age of 12 years old used an...

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How to Stage an Intervention for Your Son/Daughter

There’s a drug epidemic running rampant through America, and many Americans learning how to stage an intervention, so they can fight addiction within their household. Approximately 10% of Americans struggle with a substance abuse disorder Addiction may have a...

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Reading Guide for "To Wives"

Reading Guide for "To Wives"

Aside from addicts and alcoholics themselves, nobody suffers more than those forced to watch a loved one suffer. They sometimes blame themselves for their loved one’s disease, especially if they can identify past enabling behaviors. Such people experience constant...

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The Road From Prescription Drugs to Heroin

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...

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The Role of Friends and Family in Recovery

The Role of Friends and Family in Recovery

At Amethyst Recovery, we very much believe that recovery is a group effort. Not just in the sense of the other addicts and alcoholics that our patients will meet if they stay in our sober living facilities, but also in terms of the friends and family that the patient...

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Enabling: Loving Your Child to Death

Enabling: Loving Your Child to Death

Addiction takes time. It takes time to develop as the addict goes through the stages of the Jellinek Curve that lead toward the inevitable downward spiral. It takes time to recognize, as some signs of addiction will not show as immediately as others. And more than...

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Why Treatment Instead of Prison Could Save Billions

Why Treatment Instead of Prison Could Save Billions

We’ve spoken at length in the past about addicts and alcoholics with legal issues, and we’ve made copious mentions of the fact that those who commit drug-related offenses are sometimes asked to seek addiction treatment in lieu of a prison sentence. Those who do not...

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The Benefits of Our New Monitoring Program

The Benefits of Our New Monitoring Program

Addiction recovery can be a nerve-racking ordeal for everyone involved. As the addict or alcoholic is attempting to accommodate a new, substance-free way of life, the family and friends find themselves struggling to maintain cautious optimism. Not only can it be hard...

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For the Family: Dealing with Relapse

For the Family: Dealing with Relapse

We’ve previously written a guide to staying sober over the holidays, with a number of suggestions. However, with Thanksgiving and most December holidays behind us, many of these suggestions are now moot. We now approach New Year’s Eve, one of the biggest drinking...

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Staging a Successful Intervention – Tips to Remember

Staging a Successful Intervention – Tips to Remember

It can be hard to have a friend or loved one who is struggling with addiction. You’re tired of being lied to, and questioning whether or not the person you thought they were is somewhere behind the darkness that they have brought into your life. But more than...

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Intervention: Is It Time?

Intervention: Is It Time?

In order to do it right the first time, it’s critical that you consult and involve a professional addiction recovery specialist

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