With a harsher look at the lives of celebrities the problem of addiction has gained more public attention. Not only are people now aware of rehab centers for drug and alcohol addiction but they aware that other types of addiction exist and treatment is available. However, with shows that catalogue a person’s fight with addiction, the idea that addiction is a life threatening and harmful thing seems to have lost meaning. People today seem to look at addiction and rehab as something that all celebrities do, they do not see the ways that addiction is ruining their lives and how rehabilitation can give them their life back.
Rehab is not just about getting free and clear of drugs, although a celebrities two week stay at a facility would make anyone think so. Rehab is about finding a way for a person who is suffering from addiction to survive the rest of their lives without falling back into destructive behavior.
There are two different key points to rehab which are dealing with a persons addiction from a physical and psychological stand point. On the physical side, the person who is recovering will go through withdrawals. In many cases of addiction a body has been denied other nutrients for so long to feed the addiction that going without the substance is a shock to the body. In the case of any withdraw from a behavior, the physical effects can be painful.
The second step is psychological. To ensure that a person will not go back to doing the behavior they need to understand why they did it in the first place and all the damage that has come about because of their addiction. They also need to learn ways to avoid the situation again which can mean changing the way they live and who they associate with.