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Updated: Mar 6, 2023



Recovery from a substance use disorder requires effort, time, willpower, and support. When you decide to enter a professional alcohol and drug treatment program, you will begin a journey through four distinct stages of rehab recovery as you learn to develop a healthy and sober lifestyle.


The four stages of treatment are:


  1. Treatment initiation

  2. Early abstinence

  3. Maintaining abstinence

  4. Advanced recovery


These stages were developed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse as a resource on individual drug counseling for healthcare providers, but it is also a useful model for recovery from alcohol addiction.


When you’re addicted to alcohol, there comes a point when enough is enough. You’re tired of blacking out, waking up hungover, and having no idea what happened the night before. You’re tired of disappointing friends and family over and over again. You want to stop. That realization is the first step toward recovery. But how do you approach alcohol detox?


Alcoholism can affect the person struggling with it as well as their loved ones. A detox may seem like the only way to address alcoholism. However, it’s important to keep in mind that alcohol detox can be dangerous if it’s done at home. Detox at a professional rehab facility is typically the most recommended method for addressing alcohol addiction and dependence.


Recover and stay cleansed and free.




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