Breaking down sobriety into Four Basic Steps takes the mystery out of the process and provides a manageable undertaking.There is no magic in the task, its actually quite simple yet at times very difficult.



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Sobriety is the abstinence of any mind altering drug. The legality of a particular drug, or not, has no bearing on this concept.  Substituting a less problematic drug will quickly result in a new drug of choice addiction. Cessation is primarily the result of a variety of behavioral techniques that aid in establishing new “clean” lifestyle patterns. 


24 hours, 30 days, 90 days and one year are important markers along the road to stability. Treatment facilities typically accomplish their goal, which is to achieve abstinence for 30 days.  Life on our own feet, beyond rehab, presents challenges that often seem overpowering to a newly sober individual. Marin Drug Recovery is well aware of this predicament and continually monitors the client’s environment and deals with these challenges on a “real time” basis.


The action step of sobriety while learning to live life in a healthy manner and exploring the causes of addiction becomes the basis of recovery. This process of discovery is frequently confusing and frustrating and requires courage and willingness.  Without insight and lifestyle modification, relapse will surely occur.


W.C. Fields once said, “It’s easy to quit drinking, I’ve done it hundreds of times”. Relapse is a very discouraging aspect of the recovery process and one to be avoided. It’s not that challenging to get sober in rehab, detox or jail and life in the real world is where the work really begins.  We provide extensive aftercare and follow-up for clients following this path of recovery.