Is Addiction Hereditary?

One of the age-old debates in various branches of science is nature versus nurture. This debate is no different in the world of addiction science and treatment. And it pertains to the question “Is addiction hereditary?” in a big way. In 2016 the federal government released a report called “Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s…

5 Common Misconceptions About Addiction

Many people don’t fully understand addiction at all, so there are many misconceptions about this mental health disorder floating around. Many people believe that addiction is completely treatable and that addicts can quit whenever they want. These misconceptions prevent substance abusers from getting the help and support that they need. “Nearly 50% of Americans knows…

5 Reasons Why You Keep Relapsing

When going through recovery, you’ll often hear from addiction experts that relapses are common in recovery. Approximately 40% to 60% of those who seek addiction treatment will relapse at least once. This could be anything from developing a full-blown addiction once again or merely having a sip of alcohol or using drugs once. Among those…

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Can Psychedelic Drugs Lead to Mental Disorders?

What is the relationship between psychedelic drugs and mental health disorders? Over 30 million Americans abuse psychedelic drugs, like LSD, psilocybin and DMT. The majority of these users are abusing the drugs to trigger a psychedelic experience or hallucination. But, can this type of drug use lead to mental disorders and illnesses? Do these drugs…

Xanax Detox & Withdrawal Symptoms, Timeline & Centers

Most treatment centers will go through the Xanax withdrawal and detox timeline with patients, so they know what to expect. The addiction recovery process can be quite long, and withdrawal symptoms can begin to kick in within 24 hours. The withdrawal symptoms are similar to the effects of Xanax. GABA levels in the central nervous…

The Pros and Cons of Safe Injection Sites

The proponents of safe injection sites feel that the sites are a welcome addition to the fight against addiction. Specifically, they believe that they are a benefit to public health and the community. On the other hand, the opponents of safe injection sites vehemently insist that these sites cause roadblocks in the battle against addiction. They…

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 our team. Coming on board to help build brand awareness in the addiction space, she will…

What Really Is Alcohol Poisoning?

We’ve all heard about it. You might have even seen a loved one go through it. We’ve all been warned of how dangerous the effects are, but what really is alcohol poisoning? We know the effects of alcohol on the body after a few drinks. What happens when a person becomes unconscious from drinking? Or…

Using A Sobriety Calculator the Amethyst Way

You might be asking yourself what a sobriety calculator is. You’ve come to the right place. We love to use sobriety calculators to highlight the success of our patients through the recovery process. Sobriety calculators simply take into account the sobriety date of an addict and count how long it’s been since they became sober.…

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A Look at the Facts and Treatment Options for Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine addiction is prevalent worldwide. This party drug and stimulant is the second most trafficked illicit drug in the world. Naturally, it’s one of the most commonly used illegal drugs worldwide. It’s the second most common illicit substance used in Europe and one of the top contenders in America as well. Year after years, hundreds,…