Residents – or their families – have given me lots of reasons why they or their loved ones don’t really need treatment for problem drinking or drug use. Often, these “reasons” arise from a simple lack of information about the brain disease of addiction or alcoholism. Equally often, these reasons stem from denial that there really is a problem. Interventionist/Family Counselor Ricki Townsend dispels many of these misconceptions in her FREE Recovery 101 eBook .
I'd like to set the record straight on one of the most common myths about treatment for alcohol or drug abuse: my loved one (or I) will be all better in 28 days. NOT! Substance Use Disorder is a brain disease that does not develop overnight. By the same token, it cannot be fixed in just 28 days. Recovery is a journey, and everyone’s path is different, but people typically need three months to go through the following stages in early recovery.
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