Summary: Replacement Therapy

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Another form of treatment proposed by Gabbey (2013) is replacement therapy. This type of therapy requires medicating addicts “with milder opioids such as methadone or buprenorphine, and slowly lowering the dose to wean them off the drug” (Gabbey, 2013). In addition, “other medications may be used to lessen the withdrawal symptoms or cravings” (Gabbey, 2013). The most common treatment is residential facility treatments. These facilities not only “treat all facets of addiction, but include support groups, vocational rehab, and therapy” (Gabbey, 2013). At some facilities, some patients have the option to be treated as outgoing or incoming patients, depending on the severity of their addiction. Their stay at certain facilities can vary from a few

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