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The time it takes for an addict to recover can vary depending on various factors, including the severity of addiction, the substance being abused, the length of time the addiction has been present, and the individual’s willingness to change.

In general, recovery from addiction is a lifelong process, and many people in recovery describe it as a journey rather than a destination. The initial stages of recovery, including detoxification and acute withdrawal, may take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the substance being abused and the individual’s physical health.

After this initial stage, the individual may need to continue with ongoing treatment, such as therapy, support groups, and medication-assisted treatment, to maintain their sobriety and address the underlying issues that led to their addiction. The length of time for these ongoing treatments can vary based on the individual’s needs and goals for recovery.