Why Addicts in Recovery Need a 365-Day Program
Now more than ever, 28-days is not enough.
People sometimes use the phrase “former addict,” but truthfully, there is no such thing. Addiction is a chronic and potentially terminal disease that needs to be managed. Maybe after spending a few days in detox or 28 days in rehab, a substance user may consider himself or herself to be sober, but the journey has just begun. Sobriety is not simply abstinence.
Sobriety is an ever-expanding demonstration of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being, lived one moment at a time. Anyone who has successfully battled drug addiction knows that recovery is an active process. It is accomplished one moment, one day at a time for an extended period. Many sober days stacked one on top of the other result in a rich and abundant life in recovery. Addiction recovery is a lifelong process. The joy is in the journey.