What are the steps in the recovery process?

The five stages of addiction recovery are precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action and maintenance. Read on to learn more about the different stages. A residential rehabilitation program at our state-of-the-art Delamere Forest facility covers everything from a drug or alcohol detox to group therapy sessions and individual counseling. Deciding to take action is the first step to a successful recovery, and we can help you do that.

During this stage, a person is often unaware that their behavior is a problem or does not have a strong desire to make a change. If a person denies substance use or has not yet experienced the negative consequences related to their addiction, they may not feel the need to change. A person in the pre-contemplation stage of change may not be too open to hearing about their behavior or advice to help them recover. Yes, most rehabilitation centers at American Addiction Centers integrate a 12-step ideology into their program model in the form of optional 12-step groups, because this seems to be a useful and effective complementary modality for many clients.

Once an addict has recognized that their drug use is a problem, the next step is to reflect more on their life and begin to research more about addiction.