Crystals to help with Addiction
Q. Is there a stone that can help me with or better still recover from addiction?
A. Amethyst is said to be a stone of spirituality and transformation and I believe that in some twelve step programs it is recognised as “the sobriety stone”.
Amethyst derives its name from the Greek word, amethusos, meaning not drunk. According to an ancient myth, Bacchus turned a young maiden into a stone statue, and then in remorse he poured wine onto the statue, staining it purple and creating Amethyst. Following this it was said that drinking from an Amethyst Goblet would prevent the drinker from being fraught by the drink’s spirit. Today all those trying to overcome any addictions, especially alcohol addiction, may use the healing powers of Amethyst as an aid for dealing with addictions.
Amethyst calms your mind and encourages connection with your spiritual or real self. It also helps to replace anxiety and confusion with calmness and clarity. It fosters your intuition, your feelings and your values. This ancient detoxifier helps to deal with compulsive and obsessive behaviour related to alcohol, drugs, tobacco, food, sex, and other addictions.
Amethyst is wonderful calming crystal for those whose addictions lead to them being overworked, overstressed, or overwhelmed. Many people also sleep with an Amethyst under their pillow for this reason.
© Ron and Sue Windred.
Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. We gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.