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  • 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...
  • Who is Outpatient Addiction Treatment Best For?
    Sunday, November 1st, 2020

    Who is Outpatient Addiction Treatment Best For?

    Acceptance Recovery Center offers a number of treatment programs in Scottsdale AZ, and outpatient rehab is one of them. Many people who inquire about our services have questions on this program and how it can help treat an addiction...
  • How to Tell if Someone is Abusing Oxycodone
    Monday, October 5th, 2020

    How to Tell if Someone is Abusing Oxycodone

    Oxycodone is a powerful painkiller used to treat moderate to severe pain. It is the main ingredient found in many commonly abused brand-name painkillers like OxyContin and Percocet. While there is a use for this drug, it’s also addictive...
  • Top 8 Relapse Prevention Skills to Get You Through Early Recovery
    Monday, October 5th, 2020

    Top 8 Relapse Prevention Skills to Get You Through Early Recovery

    Relapse prevention skills are an important part of the recovery process. At any stage of recovery, there is a risk for relapse. Having strong relapse prevention skills can help you avoid triggers and stay on track with your sobriety....
  • It’s National Recovery Month: 10 Reasons to Embrace Recovery
    Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

    It’s National Recovery Month: 10 Reasons to Embrace Recovery

    Every September is National Recovery Month, a time to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders as well as celebrate the people who are in recovery. The recovery process is not an easy journey but it’s...
  • Why Personal Boundaries are Important in Addiction Recovery
    Monday, August 24th, 2020

    Why Personal Boundaries are Important in Addiction Recovery

    Drug and alcohol addiction takes a significant toll on the family unit. When an addict finally agrees to accept help, they can focus on reclaiming their life, working on their relationships and staying away from drugs and alcohol. Healing...
  • Ways to Turn Down Alcohol When You Don’t Want to Drink
    Monday, August 3rd, 2020

    Ways to Turn Down Alcohol When You Don’t Want to Drink

    If you are giving up drinking, it can be hard to know what to say in social situations. Having conversations about your sobriety can be uncomfortable, and you should never have to share more than you want to. To...
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