Inpatient hospitalization programs in Alaska are a form of drug rehab program which provides rehabilitation in a hospital environment where the treatment process can be overseen by medical staff and addiction professionals. As is often the case with alcohol and benzodiazepine withdrawal, it is often vital for an individual 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 Alaska who wish to undergo medication assisted withdrawal, which is mainly used in the case of prescription pain reliever and illicit opiate addiction. Most individuals in AK. who receive this treatment route however and don't continue on with further drug rehab have very high rates of relapse. In either case, addicted individuals should follow up detox with an intensive treatment program either in inpatient hospitalization or in some other drug treatment program.