Even though anabolic steroids do not cause the same high as other drugs, they can lead to addiction. Studies have shown that animals will self-administer steroids when they have the chance, just as they do with other addictive drugs. People may continue to abuse steroids despite physical problems, high costs to buy the drugs, and negative effects on their relationships. These behaviors reflect steroids' addictive potential. Research has further found that some steroid users turn to other drugs, such as opioids, to reduce sleep problems and irritability caused by steroids.
While inpatient care at a detox or rehab facility is not usually necessary with tobacco addiction, in some cases this may be a viable option. People who are regular, long-term smokers can have intense cravings after quitting and may suffer intense tobacco withdrawal symptoms that include severe depression. For this reason, 24-hour care in a medically supervised environment can help them to break the habits they've formed and, it redirects their focus at those times of the day when cravings and tobacco withdrawal are the strongest. A medically supervised tobacco withdrawal treatment program can also screen the patient for signs of depression to better treat them and ensure successful recovery.