Drug rehabilitation, also known as rehab, is a program for people who are battling substance addiction (e.g., cocaine, alcohol, heroin, prescription drugs, etc.).These programs use various activities to help overcome addiction including counseling and sharing personal experiences with others who are struggling. In some cases, anti-addiction medication is also used. More recently, rehabilitation programs have included spiritual wisdom and mediation.
Rehabilitation programs at residential treatment centers (or RTCs) offer drug rehabilitation combined with psychological treatment services. Addressing the psychological problems associated with addiction can lead to more successful recovering from the addition.