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Opiate-addicted patients, such as heroin addicts and people addicted to narcotic painkillers know the pain that comes with detoxing. Being in recovery from opiates, I know the fantasy of being knocked out during the detox so that the withdrawal symptoms... Learn MoreWhat are the cost benefits of addiction treatment?
Addiction is a prevalent yet treatable chronic medical condition. Often times, addiction is accompanied by other chronic diseases. If left untreated, the addicted person’s medical care becomes more costly due to what is called secondary health conditions. However, when treated,... Learn More