People who are addicted to drugs or alcohol eventually come to a point of being tired of centering their lives around substances. They need a place to dry out and detox from their drug of choice. While there are places in their county to detox, there may also be an international venue that offers better ways of detoxification.
If an addict or alcoholic chooses medical tourism as the road to recovery, this can be accomplished. Almost every country has their own philosophy and methods of detoxing addicted people. Most facilities offer upscale accommodations and an opportunity to experience another country's culture. Many international detox facilities offer "step down" drugs for easing the discomfort of withdrawals. When the client returns home, people will think that he or she was on vacation.