Author Archives: Acceptance Recovery Center

  • How to Love Life When You’re Newly Sober
    Thursday, May 6th, 2021

    How to Love Life When You’re Newly Sober

    When you first get sober, it’s normal to have mixed emotions. Some people experience elation and euphoria while others feel angry and resentful. But even for those who do feel elation, this typically wears off in a few days...
  • The Many Ways Alcohol Affects the Body
    Saturday, May 1st, 2021

    The Many Ways Alcohol Affects the Body

    Society sends mixed messages about alcohol. On one hand, alcohol has been linked to health benefits like a lowered risk for heart disease. On the other hand, alcohol can be addictive and toxic, especially when you drink too much....
  • What are the Risk Factors for Addiction?
    Thursday, April 15th, 2021

    What are the Risk Factors for Addiction?

    Drug addiction is a complex disease that causes serious effects on a person’s physical and mental health. Even though people experiment with drugs or alcohol, no one sets out to be an addict. Unfortunately, drugs and alcohol are habit-forming...
  • What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy? How is it Different from CBT?
    Monday, April 5th, 2021

    What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy? How is it Different from CBT?

    Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy used to treat substance abuse and mental health disorders. DBT was originally intended to treat borderline personality disorder but it has been adapted to treat other conditions as...
  • Who Does Opioid Addiction Affect?
    Monday, February 1st, 2021

    Who Does Opioid Addiction Affect?

    Opioid addiction affects millions of Americans and their families. No one is exempt from this public health issue – it impacts people of all ages, genders, ethnicities and professions. Even though there hasn’t been as much attention toward America’s...
  • 2020 Holidays, COVID-19 & Addiction Recovery
    Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

    2020 Holidays, COVID-19 & Addiction Recovery

    The holidays can be a stressful time for people in recovery. There tends to be more temptation and triggers around this time, as well as high expectations for buying gifts, hosting dinners and seeing extended family. And if this...
  • The 4 Stages of Alcoholism for High-Functioning Addicts
    Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

    The 4 Stages of Alcoholism for High-Functioning Addicts

    The term ‘functional alcoholic’ is typically used to describe someone who is dependent on alcohol but able to function in society. In fact, these individuals are likely to be well-educated with a family and successful career. This makes it...
  • First Sober Thanksgiving: Top Tips to Get You By
    Thursday, November 5th, 2020

    First Sober Thanksgiving: Top Tips to Get You By

    The holidays mean something different for everyone. But if you’re a newly recovering addict, you probably associate the holidays with a time to drink and relax with friends and family. The night before Thanksgiving (also known as Drinksgiving or...