Drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs are designed to help you escape a compulsive cycle of alcohol or drug abuse that represents a loss of control over your substance use. To these ends, treatment programs teach you how to function in everyday life without using your substance of choice.
A large component of substance use disorder treatment focuses on being completely honest with yourself, accepting reality, and exploring the feelings, thoughts, and beliefs that drove your substance use. A good treatment program helps you look at your situation realistically, adapt more functional and realistic beliefs, learn stress management and coping techniques, and help you develop positive relationships.
The range of beliefs, emotions, and specific types of interventions that are addressed in treatment depends on your specific case, while still following general principles of treatment. If you have any co-occurring psychological or psychiatric disorders (e.g., depression, anxiety) or medical conditions (e.g., diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis), then your treatment program should also help you address these issues either directly or with referrals to appropriate treatment professionals.