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December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

The weather outside may be frightful but it isn’t the only reason that driving during the holidays can be so dangerous. Since 1981, every president has declared December to be National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. And it’s no accident that the “happiest time of...

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 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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5 Factors That Affect How Long Drug Rehab Lasts

5 Factors That Affect How Long Drug Rehab Lasts

Whether it is because of kids, a pet, your job, financial reasons, or just wanting to get back to life, it is normal to want to know long drug rehab is. It is also normal for family members to wonder how long their loved one will be in a rehab facility or when they...

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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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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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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...

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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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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

#WorldMentalHealthDay This day, each October, World Mental Health Day is observed worldwide. It’s a day for awareness, mental health education, and advocacy against stigma. It’s also an opportunity to talk about what can be done to make mental care a reality for...

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My HONEST Recovery Key Tag

My HONEST Recovery Key Tag

Hey guys, I am an addict and you can call me Kayleigh. My clean date is July 9th, 2018. I have a sponsor, who has a sponsor, who has a sponsor. I work the twelve step program of Narcotics Anonymous. I have a higher power of my own understanding, and I attend meetings...

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How to Make the Most Out of Rehab for Cocaine Addiction

How to Make the Most Out of Rehab for Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine abuse is quite common in America, and many addicts need rehab for cocaine addiction. Over 2 million Americans over the age of 12 have an addiction to cocaine. Many of these people use cocaine as a party drug. They mix it with other substances, like...

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Understanding The Signs and Symptoms of Marijuana Withdrawals

Understanding The Signs and Symptoms of Marijuana Withdrawals

Marijuana is one of the most abused drugs in all of America, so understanding the signs and symptoms of marijuana withdrawals is quite important. Many admit to using the drug at least once. Many Americans are regular users. They first smoked marijuana for fun, but...

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