1. A rehab is safe place for detox: A good rehab will have medical back up and experience to manage the withdrawal symptoms an alcoholic or addict undergoes when he or she stops taking the substance.
  2. A clear assessment: While a physical assessment is part of the withdrawal management, a psychological assessment is also important. A significant number of addicts have a co-occurring psychiatric condition and it is important to diagnose and address the issue along with addiction.
  3. Fellow support: Recovery in a group of similarly recovering fellow members give invaluable support in treatment.
  4. Professional inputs: A rehab has trained and experienced staff who can guide the recovery process in a structured and systematic manner.
  5. Family support: Some rehabs provide counselling services for the affected family members who also need to initiate a process of healing for themselves while the addict is in treatment at the rehab clinic.
  6. Family communication: To facilitate a process of rebuilding relationships with close family members, the therapist in a rehab can conduct structured communication exercises.
  7. Relapse prevention: Since addiction is highly relapse-prone, most alcohol and drug rehabs help the addict in identifying his or her unique relapse triggers and how to manage them.
  8. Follow-up: The addict needs to revisit his counselor at the rehab clinic for after care to address ongoing challenges in early recovery.
  9. Introduction to support groups: While recovery starts at the rehab centre, maintenance is important by involvement in support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. The rehab centre will usually provide contact details for such groups on discharge.