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Stages of Recovery

Addiction does not discriminate—regardless of age, race, nationality, religion, marital status, income, or education. The disease impacts people from all walks of life. The effects can be devastating, leaving in its wake poor physical and mental health, broken relationships, and strained finances. Fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, daughters and sons, many of us know someone impacted by this disease. Treatment doesn’t have to be expensive; to better understand if your insurance will cover most or all of the treatment, check your insurance coverage today.

Despite the pain and devastation substance misuse can cause, there is also a chance for hope. At American Addiction Centers, we see lives transformed every day. We wanted to share some of those stories with you.

What follows is an inspiring depiction of REAL individuals who found the courage to get help and go to rehab. With all of the obstacles to treatment, these individuals ultimately committed to beginning the path to recovery—and that commitment led them to a better life.


Photos taken prior to intake at the treatment facility and in various stages of recovery show the positive impact of treatment on each individual’s life.

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