Addiction to anything is hazardous for health. It can lead to problems for a lifetime if help is not sought immediately. The issue not only affects the person who is addicted but it affects everyone that is close and dear to him or her. The whole family and loved ones can be rather traumatized if someone one of the group has the issue. Besides the financial problems, there would be mental and emotional problems as well. As long as the person does not seek help, the issue will stay on and everybody else around that individual 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.