New 12 Step Immersion Track at Amethyst Recovery Center

One of the hardest steps for any alcoholic or addict to take is asking for help and acknowledging that they have an alcohol and drug problem. Selecting the right substance abuse treatment facility should not be taken lightly and requires research and careful consideration. Here at Amethyst Recovery Center, we have made some significant changes…

7 Daily Tips for Staying Sober

Quitting is easy. The actual process of deciding not to abuse drugs and alcohol requires very little effort. In fact, it’s so easy that some addicts and alcoholics have become experts at it. At some point toward the end of our active addiction, we might quit upwards of two or three times a week. We…

Fulfilling the Twelve Promises: Part 3

When we first began on series on fulfilling the Twelve Promises, we mentioned that there are technically only eleven if you read them in Chapter 6 of the Big Book. This is because one of the sentences that makes up that section is cut in half. The first half of that sentence has been turned…

Accepting Loss in Recovery

We all lose things. Even people. These things and people may be quite dear to us, or they may be things without which we can live quite happily. But no matter what the circumstances, each and every one of us will encounter loss at some point in our lives. To expect any different would be…

UNITE to Face Addiction Rally 2015

October is almost upon us (just a little over a month away), which means that anyone able to travel to Washington, DC, will have the opportunity to attend the 2015 UNITE to Face Addiction rally. This conference-style event will take place on Sunday, October 4, and will continue the following day. The rally is put…

The Tragedy of Amy Winehouse

They tried to make me go to rehab, but I said “No, no, no!” When “Rehab” was released in 2006, it nigh instantaneously became the signature song associated with singer Amy Winehouse. It was the first single released from her second studio album, Back to Black. Nobody knew it at the time, but that album…