Each individual will embark on a unique journey to recovery, but specific similarities may exist before treatment, after treatment, and throughout the continuous effort to stay clean. Initially, individuals may experience an emotional feeling of reaching “rock bottom.” Making a commitment to overcome his/her addiction by admitting into rehab is the first step to recovery. Throughout recovery, each individual will need to recognize the existing problems or triggers that led to drug abuse. Recognizing and learning to fix those problems or resist those triggers will greatly strengthen one’s character and positively affect one’s future. In the early stages after treatment, both mental and physical adaptations will occur in order to begin a life-long recovery without drugs. Below are six steps that individuals may experience on the road to recovery.