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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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Native Americans & The Opioid Epidemic

Native Americans & The Opioid Epidemic

On average, 250 Americans die every day from a drug overdose. Opioid misuse is a public health crisis that has hit the United States, but for many Native Americans and Alaska Natives, it's more than just a headline. This article will explain why Native American...

What Does Transitional Housing Mean for a Recovering Addict?

What Does Transitional Housing Mean for a Recovering Addict?

When you leave addiction treatment, you’re making a monumental step in your recovery journey. However, with that comes a lot of responsibility. Many people dread the day they complete rehab out of fear of relapsing once they leave treatment. For many, moving into...

How Can Acupuncture Help With Overcoming Alcoholism?

How Can Acupuncture Help With Overcoming Alcoholism?

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a common medical problem affecting over 250 million people worldwide. Acupuncture has risen as a popular alternative therapy and effective treatment for AUD. Studies suggest acupuncture can effectively reduce alcohol intake, reduce...

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