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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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Suboxone & High Blood Pressure: What You Need to Know

Suboxone & High Blood Pressure: What You Need to Know

Suboxone is a pharmaceutical drug used in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for substance use disorders (SUD), especially for opioids like heroin and painkillers. Its active ingredients are buprenorphine and naloxone. While Suboxone can be an excellent option for...

Can You Get High On Suboxone?

Can You Get High On Suboxone?

Suboxone is a popular brand name medication that consists of the active ingredients buprenorphine and naloxone. It’s used in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for substance use disorder (SUD), especially for opioids like heroin and painkillers. However, MAT should...

Do I Have to Stay Sober Forever? 

Do I Have to Stay Sober Forever? 

Wondering if you have to stay sober forever is a common debate after leaving rehab. Thinking about forever can be overwhelming. But, in reality, you can stay sober for the rest of your life, but some people might find it easier to focus on it one day at a time. After...

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