Question: Should you date while in recovery?

Early in recovery, relationships are one of the leading causes of relapse. Although the Big Book of AA doesnt offer guidelines on dating in recovery, addiction counselors strongly advise waiting until a person has achieved one year of sobriety.

What is the success rate for recovery?

An estimated 43 percent of all people who go to drug rehab successfully complete their treatment programs, while another 16 percent are transferred to other rehab centers for additional treatment. Rehab success rates for those who complete drug and alcohol detoxification are a combined 68 percent.

Is rehab more expensive than jail?

The price of initial drug addiction treatment and rehab is much lower than what it would be if an individual were imprisoned. Healthcare costs are reduced by addiction treatment and recovery in each the short-term and the overall.

Does Rehabilitation reduce crime?

There is evidence that rehabilitation (including within prison) reduces crime and can be cost effective. Economic analysis therefore, reinforces the idea that punishment is not the best solution for reducing the harmful impact of crime.

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