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…

Reading Guide for ‘More About Alcoholism’

The second chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous (commonly known as the Big Book) is titled “There Is a Solution” yet talks a lot about the nature of alcoholism itself. Even so, AA founder Bill Wilson could not have covered everything there is to say about the alcoholic’s condition within a single chapter. This is perhaps why…

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.…

Rehab Facilities Near Me: Why They’re So Beneficial

I have had many loved ones now go through substance abuse rehab. Their mental health needed a huge check and inpatient treatment was the way to do that. Looking for a rehab facility was easier than they realized, they found amazing options close to home. While it seems like going far away is the best…

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Using Relapse Prevention To Achieve Sobriety

A British theologian once wrote, “every moment of resistance to temptation is a victory.” This holds true for many things, but it is especially true during drug relapse prevention. When you’re addicted to drugs or alcohol, your coping skills are compromised. The initial treatment for your pain is substance abuse. Then, after you calm down…

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Using the H.A.L.T Method In Your Alcohol Treatment Program

There are many methods that addiction treatments use to help maintain sober living. These can be huge lifestyle changes or small reminders of how to help an addict relax their mind in times of stress. When it comes to alcohol abuse and recovery, there are certainly times when an addict just doesn’t feel great. It’s…

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A 12 Step Program Could Be The Key To Your Future

There they are. Those three words that you’ve heard so much about but haven’t quite read up on. The 12 Step Program. What are the 12 steps? They are not a form of medical treatment–they’re not technical and they’re not meant to be followed perfectly. Essentially, they are 12 tenets that guide you through recovery…

Meditation and Addiction Recovery

For centuries, cultures across the world have used meditation for a number of purposes. Some practitioners seek enlightenment, while others simply wish to increase their sense of present-moment awareness. Many believe that calming the mind can help us to seek answers, while others put their focus toward the development of feelings such as gratitude, compassion…

Fulfilling the Twelve Promises: Part 11

Recovery builds many positive qualities that we need in order to stay sober. It builds virtue and moral character, not to mention that it also ignites the spark of spiritual growth. In our early days, however, we’ll find that our situation often results in a few new fears as well. How do we tell people…

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in Addiction Treatment

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in Addiction Treatment

In 1943, psychologist Abraham Maslow published what would ultimately become his most well-known theory. This theory took shape in an essay entitled “A Theory of Human Motivation,” and built upon many pre-existing studies in developmental psychology to determine the basic patterns that humans follow that will ultimately lead to their highest levels of health, happiness,…