Recovery from Drugs and Alcohol
Recovery from drugs and alcohol can have many meanings to many people. Recovery is typically a process that an individual works towards reaching a goal to live without drugs or alcohol, as well as improving their health and quality of life. Not just a healing process, recovery is a lifestyle chosen by individuals that want to live a longer, self-directing, and productive life.
We all know someone who is in recovery or a friend of a friend who is a recovering addict. You see them at parties, family gatherings, and observe how they mingle and socialize without drinking alcoholic beverages. This step is difficult but this shows how the person has progressed from a using addict to a recovering addict. For many addicts who are on the road to recovery from drug and or alcohol addictions, the first few weeks to months and sometimes years are the most difficult times.