Inpatient hospitalization programs in ME. are a form of drug rehab program which offers rehabilitation in a hospital setting where the rehab process can be managed by medical staff as well as addiction professionals. As is typically the case with alcohol and benzodiazepine withdrawal, it is sometimes vital for the person to be in an inpatient hospitalization program during the withdrawal process because some withdrawal symptoms can be life threatening. Inpatient hospitalization programs are also an option for those in ME. who wish to undergo medication assisted withdrawal, which is mainly used in the case of illicit opiate or prescription pain reliever addiction. Most individuals in ME. who undergo this treatment route however and don't follow up with additional intensive treatment have extremely high rates of relapse. In either case, individuals should follow up the detox process with an intensive treatment program either in inpatient hospitalization or in some other drug rehabilitation program.