What Is the Role of Medication in a Drug Treatment Program?

Question by abygail m: What is the role of medication in a drug treatment program?
I’m just curious. I want to know what the patients need methadone (or whatever they use) for.

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Answer by camilla a
Medication helps in suppressing withdrawal symptoms. A lot of times, the reason why a drug addict can’t quit on his own, is because of the withdrawal symptoms. Having a drug that would be able to free the patient from these symptoms would matter much. Another reason is that medication helps bring the brain functioning back to how it once was. Drugs, such as heroin, interfere with the functions of the brain. The medication reverses the effects brought about by illegal drugs.

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