The recovery process can include education, psychotherapy with an addiction specialist, self-help participation programs, even meditation. Because drug addictions often have a dramatic effect on the addict’s family, an effective treatment plan may require family involvement.
While I have used the term “recovery,” in connection with drug addiction, that may be a misnomer. For those who succeed in battling drug addiction, the process is actually transformational. A new person emerges, different from the person who began using in the first place.