Rehab or rehabilitation has a very specific purpose – to help addicts overcome a substance abuse or behavioral disorder that has been afflicting them. It is a gradual and methodical process aimed at providing addicts with the support, resources and education they need to overcome their dependency, and get back to leading a life free from addictive behaviors.
Some people can be apprehensive about rehab, and how it would change life as they know it. They might worry if they can see their family during recovery, whether they will be locked away from everyone in a faraway treatment facility, and about what would happen to their job, relationships and business during the time they spend in rehab.
If you are in any doubt about joining a rehabilitation program, there are numerous resources that can explain why rehab can make such a difference to your life, how long it should take and the different types of rehabilitation services.