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How to Cope with Depression (Without Drugs)

How to Cope with Depression (Without Drugs)

The physical and psychological effects of drug and alcohol withdrawal are frequent topics of discussion. Less frequently addressed, however, is the emotional toll of withdrawal. Depression is a fairly common withdrawal side effect for heavy and long-term substance...

Alternatives To Stimulants For ADHD

Alternatives To Stimulants For ADHD

Adderall, Concerta, and Ritalin are all common stimulant medications prescribed to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). They all carry similar benefits and risks, with addiction being one of the possible risks. Although these medications are mostly...

Trauma and Mental Health Conditions as Related to Addiction

Trauma and Mental Health Conditions as Related to Addiction

You’ve probably heard of dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders when you were getting assessed for an addiction treatment program. If not, you’ve probably heard it online when learning more about the different types of treatment plans and options that are available....

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Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence created this initiative to educate the public on the dangers of alcohol dependence and related substance use issues. Originally created to target college students, this initiative...

5 Shocking Facts About Xanax Addiction

5 Shocking Facts About Xanax Addiction

With Xanax being the 5th most prescribed drug in America, it's no wonder why a Xanax addiction has become so common in the U.S. This prescription medication treats anti-anxiety disorders. It can help those struggling to sleep at night. Although effective, long-term...

Press Release: Amanda Daniels Joins the Amethyst Recovery Team

Press Release: Amanda Daniels Joins the Amethyst Recovery Team

Author & Social Media Influencer Amanda Daniels Becomes Brand Ambassador for Amethyst Recovery and New England RAW PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida (June 15, 2018) – Amethyst Recovery is excited to announce that Amanda Daniels, also known as “Addict Chick,” has joined...

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Understanding Symptoms of Withdrawal

Understanding Symptoms of Withdrawal

Have you ever spent days or weeks away from someone you typically see every day? Possibly a sibling, parent, or spouse. Did you start to miss them, wish you had them with you, and imagine the things about that person that bring you comfort? At first, the feelings seem...

5 Ways Exercise Can Help Recovering Addicts

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...

The Benefits and Drawbacks of a Harm Reduction Model

The Benefits and Drawbacks of a Harm Reduction Model

What Is Harm Reduction? In the case of substance abuse, harm reduction is a proactive approach to making drug use—both legal and illegal—as safe as possible. These practices address broad social and health issues. Harm reduction is a concept that can be applied to any...

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