Understand the Stages of Rehab

Taking the time to complete a rehab program can feel daunting, especially if you or your loved ones don’t know what to expect. Understanding the stages of rehab can help with visualizing a future free from addiction. These stages are generally known as the transtheoretical model. Everyone will have their own individual path to recovery, but this model can provide important and helpful insight.

At Alina Lodge in Blairstown, NJ, you will find a family-friendly team that is ready for you to join us at our residential addiction treatment center. We can help guide you or someone you care about through the stages of rehab.

What Are the Stages of Rehab?

The transtheoretical model can help with understanding where someone might fall within the stages and what may lie ahead. These stages are a good reference for assessing one’s readiness for treatment. Learning the stages of recovery can also help family and friends to understand the underlying factors that drive addiction.


During this stage, the person dealing with addiction is not ready to admit to having any problem and will not readily seek help. Our addiction specialists can help during this stage to guide the individual towards contemplation.


At this stage, the person has acknowledged your addiction and takes time to consider the consequences of their addictive habits. However, they may still be on the fence about wanting to get help. Specialists can also help during this stage to help with weighing the risks and benefits of treatment.


At the preparation stage, a decision has been made to begin treatment for addiction recovery. It is tempting for many to skip over this step and take action right away. With preparation, however, the person can take the time to consider all options and find a treatment plan that works for their own best interests.


During this stage, individuals feel able to take on new skills, adapt, and change. During this stage, the treatment offered should provide support through education, the practice of coping strategies, and relapse prevention. Therapists and counselors can help with the transition from this step into maintenance and recovery.

Maintenance and Recovery

At this stage, individuals are ready to practice skills they have learned in treatment programs, out in the real world. This stage also includes identifying triggers and forming tactics to avoid being tempted back into relapse.

Embrace Family-Friendly Treatment at Alina Lodge

Being there for a family member or loved one dealing with a substance use disorder can feel overwhelming. At times it may feel like there’s nothing you can do to help your loved one. However, asking for professional help should always be an option, and when you feel there’s nothing you can do, at least you can ask others to step in.

At Alina Lodge, we prioritize a family-friendly atmosphere and foster strong bonds and connections with family and loved ones. We encourage those in recovery and their family members to be involved and take part in the process. Our extended approach to recovery provides our students with a place to learn, reflect, and grow at their own pace.

We are proud to offer:

  • Medication-assisted detox in a facility that is comfortable and private for support in getting through withdrawal symptoms and cravings
  • 90-day, 180-day, and long-term treatment programs to provide flexibility in scheduling, relapse prevention, and extended support
  • Men’s rehab and women’s treatment programs for those who may need space to heal from gender-related trauma and addiction
  • Dual-diagnosis programs, so our students can work on recovery from addiction whilst also treating any underlying mental health symptoms
  • Alumni programs and sober living facilities to give students extended access to safe spaces, and support from peers and family

Create a Plan for Recovery with Alina Lodge

With a team of specialists who are trained not just in addiction recovery, Alina Lodge is also proud to offer high-quality treatment for mental health symptoms and family crises. Whatever your needs, and however long it may take to find healing, our team is more than capable of providing insight and support. Don’t wait. Contact us by completing our online form or calling us at 833.685.1700 today.

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