The journey to a healthy, sober life is not a quick and easy one. It is a lifelong commitment of dedication and hard work. The rewards gained from transforming a life of addiction into a life of recovery, however, are immeasurable and well worth the effort. Like any journey, the road to sobriety begins with simple steps forward.
The specific steps of one’s addiction rehabilitation process will vary according to the type of addiction, the treatment plan used and the individual seeking rehab. However, all recovery processes do tend to share certain key elements:
Inpatient treatment programs remove those struggling with addiction from their old ways of life and place them into a treatment facility that offers 24/7 care from staff personnel. This inpatient care helps to eliminate stress by removing the individual from temptation and the ability to relapse — both during detox and during rehabilitation.
Inpatient or residential treatment is frequently the recommended treatment type for individuals who either have long-standing addictions or coexisting medical or mental health conditions (known as dual diagnosis).