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Discussion in 'Alcohol' started by Sharol, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Sharol

    Sharol Member

    How long does it take someone to recover? and How successful is someone who is trying to quit using drugs
  2. True concern

    True concern Community Champion

    It varies,the more you want it,the harder you fight it the better the odds
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  3. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @Sharol hey there! thanks for reaching out. it can take different times for each person...and it depends on a lot of factors. would love to know more about you!
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  4. DoxyMom

    DoxyMom Community Champion

    @Sharol hello and welcome. Addiction is a chronic disease that you treat for the rest of your life. You have periods of remission. When you are sober but can relapse. Success depends on the individual. Everyone has a different journey.
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  5. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Sharol... Like the others have said, recovery is a different journey for everyone. Nobody gets clean and sober in the exact same way, and nobody gets clean and sober in the exact same time frame. For some, it can take a relatively short amount of time. For others, it can take months or even years. And, like @DoxyMom said, living a clean and sober life is something someone in recovery has to work diligently at for the rest of their life. If you get complacent, relapse is inevitable.

    I'm glad you came here and asked the question. Would you like to share more of your personal story with us? We'd love to hear it.