What does it mean when someone goes to rehab?

This may include a combination of medical treatment and psychotherapy. Nobody really wants to go to rehab, at least not at first. For many addicts and their families, “rehabilitation is a scary idea. The word itself carries an overwhelming stigma, and the idea of actually going to rehab can be just as (if not more) overwhelming.

For those struggling with substance abuse, going to rehab means leaving the comforts of home and leaving the comforts of drugs and alcohol to stay sober. More than anything, it means changing habits, behaviors, maybe even your hobbies and groups of friends. But as we all know, change can be good. After the initial evaluation, you'll go through the detoxification process.

Detoxification is the process of removing drugs or alcohol from the body after long-term use. While this process may be difficult for some people, it's important to cleanse your body of these substances so that you're both physically and mentally prepared for the work that awaits you in rehabilitation. Rehabilitation helps people deal with underlying problems. After detoxification, identifying major problems is one of the first steps in rehabilitation.

Once the brain develops a mental disorder, it's fairly easy for the brain to develop another. For that reason, addiction often accompanies other mental conditions.

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