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What You Should Focus on in Early Recovery from Addiction and Alcoholism: "First things first: physical detoxification is the baseline necessity to get started
Before you can start to focus on anything in recovery, you have to first get a clean body and a clear mind. This requires physical detox and total abstinence from mood and mind-altering chemicals. A couple of things to point out here:
1) For me (and a whole lot of other drug addicts and alcoholics), that means no booze, and no drugs. If you want to quit hard drugs and alcohol but continue to smoke Marijuana, then you are still hanging on to your addiction, and you probably won’t find much success if you try to go that route. Many have tried the Marijuana maintenance program and they all fail miserably. A drug is a drug."