Addiction to anything is hazardous for health. It may lead to problems for a lifetime if assistance is not sought quickly. The issue not only affects the person who is addicted but it affects everybody that is near and dear to her or him. The whole family and loved ones could be quite traumatized if someone one of the circle has the issue. Besides the monetary problems, there could be psychological and emotional problems as well. As long as the person does not seek assistance, the issue will stay on and everyone around that person will be stressed, frustrated and demoralized.
Drug rehabilitation (often drug rehab or just rehab) is a term for the processes of medical or psychotherapeutic treatment, for dependency on psychoactive substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and street drugs such as cocaine, heroin or amphetamines. The general intent is to enable the patient to cease substance abuse, in order to avoid the psychological, legal, financial, social, and physical consequences that can be caused, especially by extreme abuse. Treatment includes medication for depression or other disorders, counseling by experts and sharing of experience with other addicts. Some rehab centers include meditation and spiritual wisdom in the treatment process.