What to expect during AA

Why You Don’t Have to Be Nervous About AA

Millions of people in the United States are diagnosed with or battling an alcohol use disorder (AUD). Completing treatment at an alcohol addiction center is a huge achievement, but recovery does not end there. Attending an Alcoholics Anonymous program is just another step in your sobriety journey. Despite the many benefits, the thought of going to…

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Individual Therapy for Alcoholism

Individual therapy is a tried-and-true intervention for alcoholism. In fact, it’s a leading treatment method used by addiction treatment providers like San Antonio Recovery Center. Individual therapy treats alcoholism by getting at the root causes behind an addiction and helping people modify thoughts and behaviors to better support sobriety. Self-understanding and self-acceptance are often lacking…

how long does medication assisted treatment last

How Long Does Medication Assisted Treatment Last?

Medication assisted treatment, sometimes referred to as MAT, is a type of addiction treatment that utilizes medications as part of recovery. Historically, medication assisted treatment has been used in relation to opioid addictions and alcohol use disorders. More recent years have seen the method expanded to address other substance abuse disorders. One of the biggest…

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5 Facts and Myths About Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has been a staple in addiction treatment for almost 90 years. Unless you participate, though, it’s a process that is not well understood. Treatment centers like San Antonio Recovery Center (SARC) follow the 12-step philosophy resulting from the original AA program because it provides a solid foundation for recovery. Learn more about…

signs of high-functioning alcoholism

Signs of High-Functioning Alcoholism

Diagnosing an alcohol use disorder requires taking into consideration any symptoms that may be present. However, not everyone dealing with alcohol addiction presents obvious symptoms. There are those with what is often called “high functioning alcoholism.” These people may appear able to maintain daily routines and take care of themselves while still consuming excessive amounts…