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Abstinence, repair, and growth are the three stages of recovery.
The first stage focuses on dealing with cravings and avoiding recurring alcohol consumption. The second stage's main goal is to repair the damage that the addiction has caused. The acquisition of previously unlearned skills that have contributed to addiction vulnerability defines the growth stage (or third stage). The third stage emphasises moving forward with one's life and building long-term sober processes and techniques.
While each residential treatment's ultimate goal is to maintain sobriety and begin a healthy life, there are significant differences.
Long-term residential therapy focuses on resocialization, which entails learning how to think, behave, interact, and make decisions without the aid of drugs or alcohol. Staff and other patients in treatment are a vital component of the transformation process and support, with treatment lasting anywhere from 6 to 12 months.
Short-term residential therapy is intensive and brief, and it is based on the 12-step approach, which includes AA concepts. It usually lasts 3–6 weeks and is followed by other treatments such as outpatient therapy. Is designed to lower the chances of relapsing once patients leave treatment, with a focus on safe detoxification and intense counselling.
Recovery housing is supervised accommodation that is provided for a brief period of time following a short or long-term residential treatment stay. It focuses on assisting with the transition into ordinary independent life and can teach life skills such as managing personal finances, finding work, and building community connections.
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