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what is drug rehab programs do to cure someones addiction to illegal drugs?

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Dr. Adam Tripp
14 years experience Psychiatry
Therapy: They provide medications to help keep people from having seizures, or other adverse withdrawal effects, but also treating their psychiatric illness, and providing therapy and 12 step programs to help people in their recovery from addiction.
Answered on Jul 4, 2013

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