Drug rehab that works is rehab that helps you get sober for good. Period, paragraph, end of discussion. Drug rehab that works is rehab that works forever. There is no other point, no other reason; the only conceivable justification for the rigors of the rehab process is that drug rehab can change your life, can help you discover the world as you used to know it, before addiction turned you into a shell of whomever it was you used to be.
Drug rehab, of course, is never easy. It can’t be. Successful drug treatment is that which helps drug treatment patients literally remake themselves, from the ground up, into people who’ve got the strength and self-control to reject drug abuse. That kind of change never comes cheap. Drug recovery that doesn’t entail at least a little pain…a little struggle…can’t ever be effective. If you’re going to get better, you’re going to have to work for it. Successful addiction treatment demands nothing less.