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to all three parts of the diseas

physical, emotional, and spiritual

essential. It is therefore critical that you find an appropriate aftercare setting

that will allow you to continue the healing process.

Stages of Crystal Recovery

It's important that you have some idea of what to expect in the recovery

process. Over the years,

heard from thousands of crystal abusers

as they e moved through recovery, and

realized that there are five

general stages of recovery. Each of these stages is linked to changes that take place as your body repairs itself from the long­term effects of this powerful drug. Each stage of recovery also has certain problems that call for specific actions in order for you to stay clean. These stages are as follows:

Early

Solid

Abstinence Problems encountered are mostly physical

Recovery Problems encountered are mostly emotional or personal

RESOLUTION

  • 0

    15

45

120

180

360

Days in Recovery

While dividing the recovery process into stages like this helps you to know what to expect, it is important to remember that recovery is different for everyone because no two brains function in exactly the same way, and no two people engage in the recovery process in exactly the same way. You may experience aspects of two different stages simultaneously, and how

much time activities. I at Day 0.

you spend in each one will depend to some extent on your also important to remember that if you relapse, you start back

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Session 13: Addiction & the Brain; Stages of Recovery

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