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friend just entered a new york state run drug rehabilitation facility. what happens while he is there?

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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Depends on the drug: Abstinence, counseling, treatment of mental illness, group therapy, behavior or cognitive therapy, and assessment of safety in returning to the' free world' with follow up care plan. With a concerned family or friends supporting abstinence, success rates improve.

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