Why Treatment Centers Are Now Turning To Opiate Replacement Drugs

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The United States is in the midst of an opiate addiction epidemic. A recent study predicts that as many as 600,000 Americans could lose their lives to opiate addictions over the next ten years. Making it the deadliest drug problem in the history of the United States. Yet until the past several years, the preferred treatment for addiction recovery was weaning the patient off the drug. And many drug treatment centers advocated for a variation of the familiar the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. They argued that a controlled abstinence-only model was the best method and there […]