rehab for alcoholism

3 Types of Behavioral Therapies Offered at a Rehab for Alcoholism

Rehab for alcoholism offers a wide variety of treatment options. There are plenty of components involved. Patients learn how to break both their physical and psychological dependence on alcohol. They go through different types of treatment options to achieve sobriety. One of the first types of treatments that patients encounter is medical detox. This process…

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 and New England Recovery and Wellness (RAW) are excited to announce that Amanda Daniels, also known as Addict Chick, has joined our team. Coming on board to help build brand…

Does NA Work

Building a Strong Social Network: Does NA Work?

Does NA work, and should drug abusers attend Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings to aid in their recovery against drug addiction? What is Narcotics Anonymous? There are a lot of questions surrounding this type of support group. Many addiction treatment centers recommend that their patients attend at least one meeting. This will give them a better…

heroin addiction

Heroin Addiction: A Look at Withdrawals, Side Effects and Treatment Options

Since heroin is one of the most commonly abused drugs in America, it’s not surprising to find out that many Americans struggle with a heroin addiction. Those who are abusing heroin will quickly develop dependence and tolerance to the drug. In 2016, 948,000 Americans reported using heroin at least once in the past year. That’s…

dual diagnosis

Bipolar 2 Disorder and Its Involvement with a Dual Diagnosis

When dealing with an alcohol or drug addiction, many drug addicts and alcoholics also struggle with a dual diagnosis. A dual diagnosis, also known as a co-occurring disorder, involves a concurrent presence of both of a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder. Studies have found that those who struggle with a mental health…

Seeking Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder: Why Addicts Self-Medicate

There are many misconceptions about addiction. One of them is that it is always a choice. Mental health plays a huge factor in the forming of serious addiction. The American Psychiatric Association classifies addiction as a complex condition. Major depressive disorder or depression goes hand in hand with addiction.  It is important to think about…

Finding Peace and Serenity in Your Addiction Recovery Process

It is natural to be uncomfortable when you first come to your addiction recovery center. Treatment facilities are intimidating. You’re in a new place. You’re being constantly monitored. You have no social media and no internet. You’re put in the position to think about your alcohol or drug addiction nonstop. You’re completely changing the way…