Substance & Alcohol Addiction: Amethyst Recovery Offers Online Course for Affected Families

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The National Survey on Drug Use and Health, states that: “over 19.7 million adults are battling substance abuse in the US”. This is an incredibly alarming number of people, indeed, and the causes are linked to mental health issues, environmental factors and genetics.

Amethyst Recovery Center Playing a Role In Ameliorating the Situation

The Amethyst Recovery Center is pulling out all the stops in order to battle this long-standing epidemic which is not just plaguing the US, it is also not showing any signs of improvement. – In fact, as the number of substance and alcohol addicts soar, it is quite the reverse. To that end, this organization is very mindful of the need to share important information about the best ways to compassionately and effectively approach the recovery process.

An Innovative New 9-Part Series

An easy to follow, free online course headed by Dr. Josh Wardwell, an Amethyst’s Neurobiology of Addiction Lecturer, who attended Northern Illinois University, and gained a PhD in Psychology-Neuroscience and Behavior, is now available courtesy of  the Amethyst Recovery Center. This has been designed to assist the general public all across the US, no matter where they live.

Now, thanks to Amethyst, anyone who is interested, whether they are a sufferer themselves, or a supportive family member or friend, will have easy nationwide access to information that is written in layman’s terms. This will incorporate: mental health, the neuroscience behind addiction, different treatment options, the danger and power of denial, the  effect of addiction on loved ones; intervention, how concerned family members and friends can protect themselves and the sufferer; and finally, how to go about taking the next steps on a journey into recovery.

A Message from Dr. Josh Wardwell, PhD

Wardwell stated: “Knowing how the brain behaves while addicted, can massively speed up the recovery process and help us make effective decisions. The course highlights the way the brain changes when addicted, and how to approach the recovery process thoughtfully. Through the course content, individuals learn the significance of addressing the underlying mental health of the individual in order to create lasting results that positively impact both the patient and their loved ones. In addition to our clinical understanding, the heart of Amethyst is hope, and it’s possible to get out of this cycle and get better”.

The Benefits of Undertaking the Free Training Program

Once the free training course has been completed, those who take part will become far more enlightened about the medical terms and widely applied acronyms used within the industry. Moreover, they will know how to comprehend any transformations that occur within the dynamics of the family unit.

About Amethyst Recovery Center


The center boasts a recently constructed, alcohol and drug rehabilitation unit in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Programs on offer include: residential and detoxification treatment. (This includes medication-assisted treatment, when necessary). All protocols have received accreditation by the Joint Commission.