It is not uncommon for drug addicts to dread going to a drug rehab program or center. This was especially true in the past, as the techniques and treatments used were considered to be harsh, with little sympathy shown to drug addicts needing rehabilitation. As opposed to being seen as people needing help, drugs addicts were seen as evil.
Today, however, the situation is different, as people are beginning to see drug addiction as an illness, and addicts can now readily accept the reality and voluntarily begin a rehab program. Treatment approaches are kinder, and the patients well-being is the main focus of most rehab programs.