Recovering from a substance addiction is a lifelong process that can be broken down into three main stages:
Early Recovery: While the precise time period may vary, early recovery is generally considered to refer to the first full year of recovery, where an individual faces a higher risk of relapse, especially in the first 90 days. During this time period, experts recommend simplifying your schedule, getting proper rest, eating healthy, exercising, and regularly attending meetings at a 12-step program.
Middle Recovery: Once a person has been able to maintain their sobriety while returning to normal activities, they have entered what is known as middle recovery. This stage can last anywhere between six months to five years following early recovery and is characterized by the person’s ability to achieve a balanced lifestyle while continuing to attend and work through a 12-step program.
Late Recovery: A recovering addict enters late recovery when they have been able to maintain their sobriety long-term, as a part of their everyday life. This stage is characterized by knowledge and use of different coping skills and recovery techniques.
The initial path to recovery begins with enrollment in an accredited treatment program. The supervised detoxification and accredited residential treatment program at the Asana Recovery Center uses a variety of different therapy options to help those struggling at any stage of addiction. Call us at (949) 438-4504 to learn more about our comprehensive drug and alcohol addiction treatment program today.