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 – some do neither. Some believe in complete abstinence, while others work closely with a physician to assist with cravings, withdrawal symptoms, etc. Some rely heavily on religion, and others on science or behavioral modification.
Recovery is not a one-size-fits-all box. It can look very different to all of us, and it is vital to have supports for 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. Having access to many recovery resources is key.
A Sober Mommies Contributor is most often a non-professional – in and out of recovery – with reality-based experience to share about motherhood & active addiction, the multiple pathways to recovery, or a family member’s perspective.