Amethyst House, Inc.,
is a Bloomington, IN based not-for-profit United Way agency that provides residential and outpatient services for people with drug and alcohol addiction and problem gambling issues. We offer additional outpatient services in Evansville, Indiana through Counseling for Change.
The Mission of Amethyst House is to provide a foundation for sober living by partnering with individuals, families, and communities impacted by addictions and substance abuse issues, offering quality recovery services and guidance for clean, sober, and healthy living.
Our Vision is to promote a world where recovery services are accessible to all, the stigma of addiction is eliminated, and life-long recovery is a reality.
We conduct our business in a way that reflects:
In April 2015, Amethyst House received a renewed three-year accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for addictions community housing and adult outpatient treatment. Amethyst House is certified by The Division of Mental Health and Addictions and is an approved provider for the Indiana State Nurses Assistance Program.
We offer preferential admission for pregnant women and IV drug users.
Click below for more information on our services.
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On April 13, 2018, Beta Sigma Psi hosted a dodgeball tournament to raise money for Amethyst House as well as awareness on campus of the dangers of addiction. They raised over $9,700 and reached hundreds of IU students with this message!
Journal of Poverty Article
Read this incredible article, written by our own Outpatient Counselor Amanda Adhami, on barriers to group intervention completion for those living in poverty.
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NAP Form & Instructions
Mail completed form to P.O. Box 11, Bloomington, IN 47402.
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History: Amethyst House was founded in August of 1980 as "Ray of Love." The founders were a group of concerned recovering community members that were aware of the need for safe housing for individuals beginning the recovery process from alcohol and other drugs. The name was changed to Amethyst House, Inc. in 1989. Outpatient Services were added in 2000 in Bloomington and in 2001 in Evansville, IN. The Evansville location closed in the end of February, 2012, but Amethyst continues to provide services in the community through Counseling For Change, located at 1133 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN 47714 (phone: 812-491-2615).
In mythology, the rich, purple, semi-precious amethyst stone was called "Without Intoxication". The Greeks believed the stone would prevent people from getting intoxicated.
Today, the stone is popular to people recovering and healing from addictions.