Rehabilitation is what needs to follows the detox process, it is a term for the processes of medical and/or psychotherapeutic treatment, for dependency on psychoactive substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and other drugs such as cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin or amphetamines. The general intent of rehabilitation is to enable a user to cease substance abuse, in order to prevent a number of consequences that can be caused, especially by extreme abuse.
Psychological dependency is addressed in many drug rehabilitation programs by attempting to teach the patient new methods of interacting in a drug-free environment. It is common for the twelve-step programs to be used as a method to encourage addicts not only to stop using alcohol or other drugs, but to examine and change habits related to their addiction.
Various types of programs offer help in drug rehabilitation, including: in patient residential treatment, out-patient, local support groups, extended care centers, and sober houses.