Category Archives: Therapy & Treatment

  • 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...
  • What is Trauma Therapy and How Does it Work?
    Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

    What is Trauma Therapy and How Does it Work?

    Trauma is damage to the mind that occurs from a distressing experience or experiences such as witnessing a death, being involved in an accident or suffering abuse as a child. Some people who experience trauma develop a trauma-related response...
  • 5 Common Misconceptions about the 12 Step Program
    Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

    5 Common Misconceptions about the 12 Step Program

    Treatment centers like Acceptance Recovery Center follow a 12-step approach. We do so because this program has a long-standing reputation for helping people stay sober while living their best life. This is far better than going through the motions...
  • 5 Ways to Prepare for Drug or Alcohol Rehab
    Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

    5 Ways to Prepare for Drug or Alcohol Rehab

    Starting a drug or alcohol rehab program is a life-changing decision. If this is your first time going to treatment, you may be wondering how you can successfully prepare for this journey. It’s normal to feel anxious about this...
  • How to Reconnect with Family after Rehab
    Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

    How to Reconnect with Family after Rehab

    One of the biggest challenges for people in early recovery is learning how to reconnect with their family. They often feel badly about things they did and said during the addiction, which holds them back from rebuilding healthy relationships....
  • Animal-Assisted Therapy and its Role in Recovery
    Thursday, January 30th, 2020

    Animal-Assisted Therapy and its Role in Recovery

    Animal-assisted therapy is becoming a more popular way to treat mental health and substance use disorders. When people interact with animals, several changes in the brain and body occur. For example, studies show that a pet can change the...
  • 7 Reasons Why You Should Never Detox at Home
    Friday, January 24th, 2020

    7 Reasons Why You Should Never Detox at Home

    The first step in getting clean and sober is detox. Once you complete a detox program, you can start treatment for the addiction and any underlying mental health disorders. Whether it’s due to money, a lack of information or...
  • The Recovery Journey: How to Let Go of Past Hurt
    Friday, November 22nd, 2019

    The Recovery Journey: How to Let Go of Past Hurt

    Why do we have such a hard time letting go of the past? Despite our best efforts, it can be extremely difficult to free ourselves from past mistakes, tumultuous relationships and negative experiences. Sadly, holding onto this guilt, shame...
  • What Is EMDR Therapy?
    Friday, July 12th, 2019

    What Is EMDR Therapy?

    Victims of trauma can face a long road to recovery. What works well for one individual will not work well for another, but many clinicians have found success using a technique called EMDR therapy. EMDR stands for eye movement...