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Recovery is divided into three stages: abstinence, repair, and growth.
Dealing with cravings and avoiding repeating alcohol consumption is at the core of the first stage. The main purpose of the second stage is to restore the damage that the addiction has caused. The growth stage is marked by the development of previously unlearned skills that have contributed to addiction vulnerability. This final stage focuses on going forward with one's life and developing mechanisms and strategies for long-term sobriety.
People who go to inpatient rehab facilities and stay for longer periods of time have better treatment outcomes in general.
An inpatient alcohol rehabilitation treatment should last at least 28 to 30 days. These are, however, best suited to those with minor addictions who have access to continuing support and a sober living environment outside the program.
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