Drug rehab is a medical treatment or therapy for addiction to psychoactive substances including alcohol, prescription medications, and illegal street drugs like cocaine, heroin or methamphetamines. The term “drug rehab” was originally used to refer to drug addiction treatment centers in the U.S. Today it has come to refer to treatment centers for all forms of addictions, including alcohol, drugs and other behavioral problems. Drug rehab facilities offer the best type of drug-free living experience for patients, and they aim to cure all mental disorders by providing individual counseling, group therapy, medication treatment, outpatient treatment, family therapy, and individual counseling with skilled therapists.
The addiction to alcohol and drugs usually starts during teenage years when the teenager undergoes intense changes in his lifestyle such as the introduction of friends and peer pressure and the discovery of various recreational drugs, substances, and behaviors, which later lead to a new addiction. As the teenager ages, he develops a sense of hopelessness and begins to withdraw from social contacts, his family, and school. In addition, the teenager often withdraws from his family life and loses contact with friends, especially the one he usually spends his free time with. The drug addiction can then develop into a full-blown addiction, which may cause a person to withdraw from society and shun society’s approval. The person may even develop drug dependency and begin to use substances on a daily basis, resulting to severe physical and mental problems.
Drug rehab centers offer various methods of treatment to those who are addicted to drugs. The first step of the program is to treat the addictive behavior by providing comprehensive therapies in accordance with the patient’s need. The therapies include both individual and group therapy. These therapies help to reduce the effects of withdrawal symptoms, enhance positive emotional outlook, increase self-confidence and motivation, as well as teach patients how to modify their daily habits. Other methods used in drug rehabilitation include counseling sessions, medication-assisted detoxification, and life-style interventions.