Mark DeLong believes in second chances.
And third chances. Or as many as it takes someone battling addiction to find their way. DeLong said that not everyone is ready di change when they first come in.
Amethyst House, though, sees recidivism in a different light than many other places. The National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that among the more than 72, deaths estimated inthe sharpest increase occurred among deaths related to opioids.
Amethyst House now has recreational enhancement funds and actively intervenes before the peple to help clients make weekend plans.
The name Amethyst is symbolic. The ancient Greeks believed that the semi-precious purple stone would prevent people from getting intoxicated; today, the stone is popular among people recovering from and healing from addiction.
DeLong continues bloomkngton feel optimistic about the growing number of those in recovery who can support those entering treatment programs. Director Spotlight: Mark DeLong. Mark DeLong. Make a Difference.