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Why Do Substance Abuse Treatment Programs Include the Usage of Drugs?

Question by darian f: Why do substance abuse treatment programs include the usage of drugs?
Why do people who are undergoing rehabilitation have to use the likes of methadone? I’ve always thought that it was just abstaining from the illegal drug, as well as counseling and therapy, that is needed for addiction treatment.

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Answer by anessa lf
Medication is very important for someone who wants to abstain from using drugs. When a person does illegal drugs, the drug makes changes within the body and the brain. Medication such as methadone helps in restoring the body and brain back to its healthy, natural state. It also represses withdrawal symptoms and relieves the patient of the craving for the illegal drug. This way, it makes recovery easier for the patient and lessens the chances of having a relapse.

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