Guardian IOP Addiction Recovery
Over the course of active addiction, an individual’s way of life changes dramatically. The effects of alcohol or drug addiction include the deterioration of one’s physical health, altered patterns of thought and major changes in behavior that negatively impact other areas of one’s life. Over time, addicts lose many of the basic life skills essential to their independence and survival, or, perhaps, their addiction developed before those skills could ever be learned. As a result, part of an addict’s recovery must involve reacquiring those life skills that are central, not only to sobriety, but to living as a stable, self-sufficient adult.