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Healthy Practices – Walking Meditation

Healthy Practices – Walking Meditation

Most people think of meditation as a purely mental exercise, with a few added spiritual benefits thrown in for good measure. But believe it or not, meditation can actually be a very physical experience. This is especially true when one is engaged in a practice such as...

How Impulse Control Disorders & Addiction Are Connected

How Impulse Control Disorders & Addiction Are Connected

Impulse control disorders (ICDs) are a specific kind of mental illness that regularly coincides with substance abuse and addiction. ICDs have also been linked to other problematic behaviors including gambling, pyromania, and kleptomania. However, long-term drug use...

Healthy Alternatives To Alcohol For Social Anxiety

Healthy Alternatives To Alcohol For Social Anxiety

One of the most common coping mechanisms for social anxiety, and stress in general, is drinking. While alcohol might carry some legitimate benefits, there are plenty of reasons why relying on it is a bad idea. Read on to learn why using alcohol to cope with social...

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December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

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...

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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5 Steps to Recovery From Addiction

5 Steps to Recovery From Addiction

In reality, no two recovery journeys are the same. Just like everyone’s addiction is different, recovery from addiction is too. Nonetheless, there are fundamental steps to help you understand how to recover from addiction. In most cases, it involves recognizing your...

6 Tips for Detoxing Your Body from Addictive Drugs

6 Tips for Detoxing Your Body from Addictive Drugs

The first step to recover from addictive drugs is often detox. Detox helps people wean their bodies and mind off drugs. However, when someone goes through the detox process, they’re likely to experience withdrawal symptoms that can sometimes be dangerous. This is why...

Healthy Practices – Walking Meditation

Healthy Practices – Walking Meditation

Most people think of meditation as a purely mental exercise, with a few added spiritual benefits thrown in for good measure. But believe it or not, meditation can actually be a very physical experience. This is especially true when one is engaged in a practice such as...

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