Phases of Recovery
Addiction is an insidious disease. Your recovery process begins with you initiating professional treatment. Once you have fully committed yourself to the treatment of your addiction, you are in the second stage of recovery, known as early abstinence. During the early abstinence stage, your trained addiction counsellor will begin to teach you the coping skills needed to lead a clear lifestyle. After 90 days of continual abstinence from drugs or alcohol, you move to the third stage of recovery maintaining abstinence. If you are in a residential treatment facility, now is the time you move to the outpatient counselling phase of your recovery program. Once you’ve remained clean and clear headed for approximately five years, you enter the fourth and final stage of recovery advanced recovery. At this point, you take all of the tools and skills you learned throughout your counselling and put them to use living a satisfying and fulfilling substance-free life.
- Track 1-1 Treatment initiation
- Track 2-2 Early Abstinence
- Track 3-3 Maintaining Abstinence
- Track 4-4 Advanced recovery