Recovery doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone. It is a very personal choice, and there are many pathways to freedom from addiction.
Some require medical detox – some participate in meetings or groups – some do neither. Some practice complete abstinence and others use moderation methods. Some work closely with a physician and practice medically assisted recoveries. Some rely heavily on religion, and others on science or behavioral modification.
The point is, recovery is not a one-size-fits-all box. It can look very different to all of us, and it is vital to have access to supports and encouragement specific to your individual needs.
Please speak to your health care professional for assistance in making the decision that is right for you and your specific situation. What works for some, may not work for all. Knowledge of a variety of recovery resource options can be very helpful.