As we know that Addiction is supposed to be the Compulsive Violation of Norms with negative consequences. Recovery is the Compliance of norms to attain “Sobriety” without using any chemical or non-chemical addiction.To get rid of addiction our goal is sobriety, and the motivation and behavior to attain that is recovery.
It takes courage and strength to work on recovery from drug addiction. When you’re bogged down in drug abuse and drug addiction, sobriety seems like an impossible goal. But recovery is never out of reach, no matter how hopeless your current situation seems.
Change is possible with the right treatment and support, and by making lifestyle changes that address the root cause of your addiction. Don’t give up, even if you’ve tried and fail. There are many different roads to recovery, but almost all involve bumps, pitfalls, and setbacks. By examining the problem and thinking about making the necessary changes, you’re already on your way.
Learning how to live meaningful and comfortable life without alcohol or drug use is the primary goal of recovery.
The actual recovery process involves completing a series of tasks daily that allow management of acute and post acute withdrawal and the correction of the Bio-Psycho-Social damaged cause by Addiction.
First task of recovery is for alcoholics to recognize that they have a debilitating, life threatening disease associated with the use of alcohol or other mood altering drugs.
The second task of recovery is Abstinence. Abstinence is supposed to be the Prerequisite of Recovery.
The third task is to recognize the need for a daily program of recovery in order to give support and assistance in staying sober one day at a time.
The rituals of recovery have been designed according to the different perspective of learning like Cognitive, Behavioral, Social observational and Psychodynamic. It includes
1. Follow up.
2. Balanced Diet.
3. Ten task of recovering addict.
4. Twelve Step Program.
5. Relapse Warning Signs (recognition and management).
6. Feeling the Importance of Seeking help from others.
Recovery process usually has six developmental periods. Each developmental period has a goal.
|Pretreatment||Recognition of addiction|
|Early Recovery||Acceptance and non chemical coping|
|Middle Recovery||Balanced Living|
|Late Recovery||Personality Change|
|Maintenance||Restoring and rebuilding life after addiction takes place only over time. Only few people can go this journey alone, without the support of family, friends, and the community of help that’s easily available.|
Dr. M Jalaluddin Hashmi