Addictive behaviour can return if a person is not prepared to deal with the pressures of permanent abstinence. This is why alcohol rehab is so important. A person can go through a detox-only programme and manage to stop drinking completely. But will that person be able to handle future temptations to drink?
Rehab not only helps the alcoholic detox, but it also helps him or her learn and adopt strategies for dealing with future temptations. Rehab significantly increases a person’s chances of giving up drink for ever.