How Long Does It Take To Recover?

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    If you or a loved one are considering quitting drug abuse and starting a recovery procedure, one question you are immediately interested in asking would be how long it would take to recover from addiction and be sober again. The short answer is that it’s a life-long process, but there are other things that factor into a person’s recovery journey.

    There are both long-term recovery and short-term recovery, but certain substances travel through the body more quickly than others, which may help shorten the time it takes to transition from addiction to recovery and prevent relapse.

    Defining Recovery

    The recovery process is a state of mind in which positive alterations and a new set of values are freely chosen as a way of life. The recovery lifestyle for many people is defined by complete abstinence from all alcohol and hard substance use. The recovery process includes the following:

    Recovery-oriented systems of care: Chronic care management programs for severe substance use disorders include long-term outpatient treatment, recovery housing, family therapy, and recovery coaching and management checks for those who need it most.

    Recovery support services: There are a variety of community resources available to help maintain a person’s mental and physical health in remission.

    Social and recreational recovery infrastructures: People in recovery can more easily participate in events and socialize with others in a non-alcohol or drug-free environment thanks to these initiatives (e.g., recovery-specific cafes and clubhouses, sports leagues, and creative arts programs).

    Detoxification And The Body

    Medically-assisted detox programs are meant to help people through the withdrawal process. Detox programs often last 3, 5, or 7 days, depending on the individual and the severity of their addiction. While detox is an important initial step in the recovery process, it should not be mistaken for a replacement for further treatment.

    Detoxification is the process of removing toxins from the body. Toxins are processed for elimination in the liver, removing substances from the blood. During a drug detox, the patient will experience withdrawal symptoms that may require medical assistance to safely get through. Some withdrawal symptoms can be severe enough to cause other medical issues or even be fatal.

    Inpatient Care

    Inpatient care at The Nestled Recovery is a 30-day program that begins with medical detox. An individual is then moved to residential care to embark on different treatment modalities. While medication is often included, trauma-informed care is the most important aspect of our treatment. We seek to get to the root of the problem that resulted in a substance use disorder as a coping mechanism. We help the individual learn holistic and mindful coping skills to help them deal with day-to-day stress without the use of substances. During the entire recovery process, aftercare is planned for with the input of the patient.

    Aftercare Needs Commitment

    Wellness is as important as abstinence from drugs and alcohol abuse in the recovery process. Recovery is about overcoming risky habits to create a meaningful life free of the weight of current addiction.

    Our team is focused on providing help through the eight dimensions of wellness. We offer these services and classes to help a person prevent relapse and live a full and exciting life:

    New housing options
    Support groups and local resources for post-residential care
    Health and wellness classes
    Relapse prevention techniques
    Saving and retirement planning
    Budgeting
    Communication skills
    Resume and interview preparation
    Interpersonal skills
    The goal is to help a person adjust to their new life with the highest chance of success.

    How We Can Help You

    The Nestled Recovery Center is here to help you at your most vulnerable. We provide an empowering and compassionate environment for you to gain the most out of your recovery experience. Our methods are proven to be successful because we want to heal every aspect of a person, rather than focus solely on the addiction. Contact us today to learn more about your options.

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