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Is Quitting Alcohol “Cold Turkey” Safe?

In a world where nearly every home, restaurant, resort, and even nail salon has alcohol available, quitting is not easy. Some people chose to quit alcohol to lose weight, some do it for religious or spiritual reasons, some realize that their relationship with alcohol...

5 Ways Exercise Can Help Recovering Addicts

A New Years’ resolution isn’t the only reason you should consider hitting the gym. Everyone knows that exercise has no shortage of physical and mental benefits. However, it has specific perks for those undergoing addiction treatment. Here are 5 targeted ways that...

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How Being Organized Can Help Life In Recovery

Marie Kondo’s Netflix may have caused the latest decluttering fad, but psychologists have long known the benefits of tidiness and the positive impact it can have on the lives of recovering addicts. With nothing to lose (but everything to gain), here are 3 major ways...

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Interview with Recovering Addict, John Coyle

Interview with Recovering Addict, John Coyle

I work with John at Amethyst and I was thrilled to have the chance to interview him for this blog piece. He is incredibly kind, humble and has been a huge inspiration to me. He works tirelessly to help those that are still suffering and I am proud to call him my...

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Amethyst Recovery Stories –  Justin Greenberg

Amethyst Recovery Stories – Justin Greenberg

My name is Justin Greenberg and I have been clean since November 13th, 2015.   I was born and raised in Stoughton, Massachusetts. My family was really close when I was growing up and my parents have been married for over thirty years. My father coached my youth...

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Why Employers Drug Test

Why Employers Drug Test

A Look at Why Employers Drug Test There are many reasons why employers drug test employees although the laws around this can be quite difficult to understand. A fair and reasonable drug testing policy can protect not only employers, but employees as well.  Drug...

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9 Cliches You’ll Hear in Recovery and What They Mean

9 Cliches You’ll Hear in Recovery and What They Mean

Cliches stand the test of time because they’re true. In recovery, cliches abound—they’re a simple way to remember certain truths that are important to keep close at hand, especially when faced with difficult situations. But they can often sound close to scientific...

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How to Help a Co-worker That May Be an Alcoholic

How to Help a Co-worker That May Be an Alcoholic

Many people may want to know how to help a co-worker that may be an alcoholic. A large majority of America’s workforce is alcoholic. Recent studies show that 7% of Americans drank alcohol at least once during a workday. They usually drank at lunch. With that said, 15%...

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5 Do’s and Don’ts in Recovery

5 Do’s and Don’ts in Recovery

Not everyone is willing to get help for addiction. Among those who do, 40% to 60% who try to recover from a substance use disorder (SUD) will relapse. Addiction recovery is a process and is going to take time. There’s no right or wrong way. Let’s take a look at 5 do’s...

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5 Reasons to Love Recovery

5 Reasons to Love Recovery

“24.6 million Americans were addicted to drugs in 2013. That’s 9.4% of the population.” If you’re among the millions of Americans addicted to alcohol or drugs, it’s never too late to get help. The longer that you wait, the harder it may be to recover from an...

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The Thin Line between Love and Enabling

The Thin Line between Love and Enabling

Friends, family members, and significant others of an individual dealing with substance abuse often fail to realize that they are acting as enablers in their loved one's life. To make the decision to treat their addiction, an individual must come to terms with how...

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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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Hosting A Sober Super Bowl Party

Hosting A Sober Super Bowl Party

Super Bowl season is only a few days away!  Most people spend the big game watching their favorite teams, laughing at the commercials, eating as much food as possible, and downing copious amounts of alcohol. This year, you'll see that you can still enjoy the game day...

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Reading for Recovery: 6 Books You Need to Read

Reading for Recovery: 6 Books You Need to Read

We all need that extra boost sometimes on our bad days. Recovering from addiction is a great accomplishment, but it is not always easy. There are going to be days when relapse feels impossible to avoid and you’ll need to find a distraction from these feelings.It is...

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DUI: 3 Types of Field Sobriety Tests and How They Work

DUI: 3 Types of Field Sobriety Tests and How They Work

Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or narcotics is incredibly dangerous. It leads to many driving-related deaths each year. Unfortunately, many Americans still choose to get behind the wheel when they're under the influence of various substances. They...

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