If you have a drug or alcohol problem, there are two ways you can try to overcome it with rehabilitation. Your choices are outpatient rehab, which can take many forms, or inpatient rehab, which can be done either in a medical facility or a residential-like facility. Both options have advantages and disadvantages, and each can have varying levels of effectiveness depending on the extent of your problem and your willingness to overcome it.
Drug rehab, be it inpatient rehab or outpatient rehab, differs from self-help groups like Alcoholics or Narcotics Anonymous. In those groups, you have support, but you are on your own to make the right choices. With rehab, you often are under the care of a licensed med