Addiction Rehabilitation: The Process from Beginning to End

Addiction is a difficult issue to deal with or to recognize when you are the person who is addicted. Addiction is a word that not everyone can understand as being difficult to recover. The road to recovery from an addiction is one of the hardest roads to travel. Are you thinking of traveling this difficult road? You are not alone, in the decision and you are not alone in the recovery process.

What happens in rehab?

The processof recovery starts with the decision to take the journey to recovery. Once you enter an addiction rehabilitation center, they sit you down and do an intake. They need to get to know who you are and why you have come to them and why you decided to do it now and much more. The intake is also the point when they tell you about the center,  and inform you of the program they recommend you follow while you are there.

The first step, intake completed, next starts the next step, detox. Detox is every addict’s enemy. Detox is the phase that comes with withdrawal symptoms while getting over whatever addiction ailed you. The severity of withdrawal depends on your level of dependency on your addiction. The more you dependent on your addiction, the worse it will be. Most often the detoxification process is done under supervision. After getting through detox, you can start the process of rehabilitation.


Rehabilitation is the part of the process where they begin the deep healing.This phase is when an individual goes to an individual, group and family therapy. During these therapy sessions, professionals speak about triggers, problems and possibly other more appropriate coping mechanisms.  Once knowing what triggers the dependency on the addiction, this allows you to see your triggers as they come up and avoid the issue.


Once you have gone through detox, rehabilitation you have made it through a good portion of the process and the shortest part of the process. The longest and hardest part of the process is recovery. Recovery for most recovering addicts is a lifelong task. It consists of knowing your triggers, preventing relapse, and handling your problems without going back to the addiction. At this point, if you were in a facility, this is the time to go home, get your life together and learn how to live on your own and see the triggers. This time is also the time to find places to go, and people you can talk to that can help you continue growing, moving forward and the recovery process.

The harder it gets, the more you need to communicate and believe you can do it.