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Drug Addiction Steps to Recovery at The Raleigh House

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The Raleigh House offers a continuum of care that begins with a safe detox and continues through intensive outpatient treatment.

Your addiction didn’t just happen overnight. You didn’t just wake up one morning and say, “I think I’m going to become addicted to alcohol today!”

As comical as that may be to imagine, the point is your addiction took time to develop. This means it’s going to take time, patience and strategy to treat your addiction, work through the underlying causes and get you on the right path towards recovery.

At The Raleigh House, we view addiction treatment and recovery as a gradual stairway back to a fulfilling, drug-free life. Each phase of our treatment approach is a step of that stairway, rebuilding your hope and confidence and getting you closer and closer to sobriety.

Why Recovery Requires Slow and Steady Steps

Through our years of treating addiction and co-occurring disorders, we’ve found that alcohol and drugs are oftentimes used as coping mechanisms for some of the most difficult moments in our lives, whether it be suffering through bouts of depression, the death of a family member or other traumatic experiences. And as you abused drugs or alcohol to deal with these troubling issues, those substances fundamentally changed how your brain works, leaving it incapable of functioning properly without your substance of choice.

This is why it’s important to give yourself the time to go through a credible addiction treatment program. All the levels of care in substance abuse treatment work together to heal and rewire your brain after addiction and get to the bottom of why your addiction started in the first place, so you can develop healthy coping mechanisms to help you prevent relapse.

So, what are these levels of treatment and how do they work together? Let’s take a look at our continuum of care at The Raleigh House to get a better idea.

Levels of Treatment for Substance Abuse at The Raleigh House


Detox is the first step on the stairway to recovery. Before you can truly respond to therapy and get to the bottom of what caused your addiction in the first place, you need to get the drugs or alcohol out of your body; you need to have a clear and sober mind.

During this phase, we keep you safe and comfortable during withdrawal, monitor your progress and use nutrition and amino acids to help your mind and body heal themselves faster.

Residential Treatment

Once you’ve successfully completed detox, the next step is residential treatment. This is where you’ll confront the emotional and psychological pain you may be feeling from a co-occurring disorder and learn how to manage cravings and temptation.

In residential treatment, we educate you about your addiction and teach you coping mechanisms for your mind, body and spirit. You’ll take an active role in individual and group therapy, work through your thoughts and emotions during equine therapy and art therapy, heal your body with healthy meals and physical activity and much more.

This is the part where you really start to transform your life and learn how to live again without drugs or alcohol.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Residential treatment resets the foundation for a drug-free life away from the stresses and triggers of the real world. Once you’ve completed residential treatment, the next step is to gradually progress back into everyday life.

At The Raleigh House, we transition you back into the real world through our intensive outpatient treatment program in the city. You’ll be able to practice the coping mechanisms and strategies at home, at work and at school, while still being supported by our therapists and attending group therapy sessions.

The First Year After Treatment

When you’re done with our continuum of addiction treatment care, you’ll continue to use all the tools and strategies you learned to help practice and maintain your sobriety. It won’t always be easy, but once that first year after treatment comes and goes, you’ll be able to say you’re truly in recovery.

And if you fall down a stair or two and relapse? Well, get right back up and start climbing again! Relapse isn’t something to be ashamed of, and we’ll be here to help you rebalance your mind, body and spirit again.

Get Holistic, Evidence-Based Treatment at The Raleigh House

Don’t let addiction define who you are. Don’t let it dictate your decision-making and affect your relationships any longer. It’s time to change your story and start climbing the stairs to a drug-free life. At The Raleigh House, we offer holistic and evidence-based treatment to help you overcome your addiction to alcohol or drugs.

Fill out our form or contact us today to learn more about our treatment programs.

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