Drug rehab is the process of mental or medical treatment for addiction to psychoactive substances like alcohol, opiate, and prescription drugs such as cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine. Many addicts become dependent to these substances when they were young or during their adolescent years. For example, a person who is a heavy drug user at the age of 18 may be addicted to them as an adult and not only have they lost their lives but also their families as well as their future prospects for employment. In fact, in many cases a person may suffer from withdrawal symptoms during their drug rehabilitation period. Some of these symptoms include anxiety, irritability, depression, insomnia, restlessness, agitation, diarrhea, sweating, vomiting, constipation, nausea, headaches, dizziness, and seizures.
One reason why people become addicted to these drugs is because they are trying to escape from the pain they feel when they are under the influence of these substances. Other reasons why a person becomes addicted to these substances include social situations in which they become addicted to alcohol, caffeine, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, or marijuana, the use of substances when they were younger than they are now, using the substance when they are unable to have a certain mental state, being the victim of a physical or sexual assault, and even not wanting to have sex or have a relationship with a person who is not of the same sex as they are. The reason why people use these substances is simply because they want to feel better than what they feel when they are doing the substance. For example, some people use these substances because they are anxious or they feel a need to relieve themselves when they are stressed out or under pressure. Many times these substances also are taken by people because they are trying to get high.
There are various drug rehab centers that offer a variety of programs for those who suffer from drug addiction. For example, a residential rehab center may have several different programs including detox, a 12-step program, outpatient support groups, and one-on-one treatment. These programs may also have a group treatment where the addict and his or her family are together for support and treatment. Depending on the level of the addict’s drug addiction, the program will have varying levels of treatment. The recovery rates for all of these programs vary depending on the severity of the addiction and how long the individual has been addicted to the drug.