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Methadone Pros and Cons: Everything You Need to Know

Some substance abuse treatments require the use of synthetic medication to reduce the pain or cravings that often come with their withdrawal symptoms. For instance, those with opioid addiction can benefit from medication-assisted treatment. Methadone is a synthetic drug often given by doctors to help alleviate extreme pain and other challenging symptoms of opioid abuse withdrawal. It is often taken...

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Principles of Harm Reduction: A Better Solution To Drug Abuse?

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to drug abuse. Therapy and medicine are often parts of successful addiction treatment plans, but not everyone responds well to these methods. Enter harm reduction. Drug abuse can be reduced through harm reduction. It focuses on decreasing the risks and harms associated with drug use rather than trying to stop the use of drugs altogether (abstinence)....

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