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    Start a new life

    1. He has been a drug addict for 3 years, but this time he's determined to undergo detoxification to start a new life.
    2. He has been addicted to drugs for 3 years, but this time he's determined to go to rehabilitation center to start a new life.

    Could I say these 2 sentences in daily conversations?

    Thank you so much

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    Re: Start a new life

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post

    A more natural way to say this is: He has been a drug addict for three years and now he is going to go a detox center to help him start a new life.
    For me it's even more natural to say "he's going to a rehab".

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    Re: Start a new life

    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    For me it's even more natural to say "he's going to a rehab".
    I hate that word!

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    Re: Start a new life

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I hate that word!
    Why? What's wrong with it?

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    Re: Start a new life

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    A more natural way to say this is: He has been a drug addict for three years and now he is going to go a detox center to help him start a new life.
    Quote Originally Posted by freezeframe View Post
    For me it's even more natural to say "he's going to a rehab".
    Or going into rehab.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I hate that word!
    Detox and rehab are words commonly used by health and mental health professionals in the US. It's important to note, however, that these are two different types of treatment and the words should not be used interchangeably.

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    Re: Start a new life

    I would end these sentences with '...to turn his life around'.

    Rover

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