There are six stages that addicts must undergo for long-term recovery:
Transition – The period of time needed for the addict to realize that safe use of alcohol or other drugs for them is not possible.
Stabilization – The period of time in which the addict experiences physical withdrawal and other medical problems and learns how to separate from the people, places and things that promote drug abuse.
Early recovery – When an individual faces the need to establish a chemical-free lifestyle and builds relationships that support long-term recovery.
Middle recovery – The time for developing a balanced lifestyle where repairing past damage is critical.
Late recovery – The period of time in which the individual identifies and changes mistaken beliefs about oneself, others, and the world that causes or promotes irrational thinking.
Maintenance – The lifelong process of continued growth, development and management of routine life problems.
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