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Rehabilitation for Opiate Addiction Without Maintenance Drugs
Date:1/30/2010

The Narconon program provides successful drug-free rehabilitation for people addicted to heroin, oxycodone and other opiates without putting them on methadone or buprenorphine.

(PRWEB) January 30, 2010 -- According to recent survey information from the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS), more than 350,000 people throughout the country entered some form of treatment or rehabilitation program listing an opiate as their primary drug. Opiate addiction has been a major problem in America for decades. The main difference has been what type of opiate, such as morphine, heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone or other synthetic drugs. Over the years there has also been a push by the pharmaceutical industry to get opiate addicts onto their replacement drugs such as methadone, and more recently, buprenorphine.

Opiate addiction comes with very heavy withdrawal symptoms, and so many addicts are drawn to the idea of not having to experience them by taking a legalized substitute that feeds their bodies’ dependency, but hopefully with less behavioral consequences. It’s a genius sales tactic that has generated billions of dollars for the drug industry and methadone clinics, many of which are for-profit corporations instead of non-profit treatment centers.

The National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) showed that on the day of the last survey there were more than 260,000 Americans who were being given methadone as a substitute drug. While methadone clinics made up just about ten percent of the total treatment facilities, they had the highest average number o
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