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Aside from methadone, what are the other drugs used to treat addiction?

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Dr. David Teicheira
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Neither Methadone or buphrenorpine "treat" addiction.
They are fda approved to maintain addictions. That's it. In other words, to keep you from withdrawing. Treatment of addiction to opiates requires: commitment, help and a plan. Once you get these 3 things, stick to the plan. Period. In life there are a lot of things that are simple but not easy. This is a great example of "simple, not easy".

In brief: Let's clarify this

Neither Methadone or buphrenorpine "treat" addiction.
They are fda approved to maintain addictions. That's it. In other words, to keep you from withdrawing. Treatment of addiction to opiates requires: commitment, help and a plan. Once you get these 3 things, stick to the plan. Period. In life there are a lot of things that are simple but not easy. This is a great example of "simple, not easy".
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