The treatment of addiction often requires a multi-step approach. Detoxification comes first, and depending upon all the specifics-the substance or substances, the amount used, your specific history of using drugs and/or alcohol-can be a medically supervised, hospital-based and potentially life threatening procedure. Getting “clean”-removing the substances from your body safely-is only step one. For many people, step two involves rehabilitation, which has everything to do with moving from clean to sober. Rehab is where you learn to be sober, and love it. Rehab is where you learn the skills to move from surviving to thriving. But step three is often something you need to address in an on-going way for the rest of your sober life: how to prevent relapse.