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Since the field of addiction medicine often crosses over into other areas such a psychiatry and internal medicine, the disease theory of addiction is most commonly used and the solution, for some medical practitioners is to treat addiction with medication, more specifically replacement drug methods.
Some replacement drugs used in addiction medicine include the use of methadone and suboxone to curb cravings caused by heroin addiction. These drugs are not only addictive but cause major side effects and in some cases, death. In fact, according to reports from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration methadone was involved in deaths in 8 metropolitan areas in the United States recently.
Addiction medicines like methadone and suboxone also cause major withdrawal symptoms associated with these addiction medicines including flu-like symptoms like nausea, chills, sweating, and nausea as well as mood swings, difficulty breathing, constipation, water retention, drowsiness, skin rash, excessive sweating, and changes in libido.
If you or someone you know is being treated with addiction medicine and you are looking for a drug-free, successful alternative call Narconon Arrowhead at 800-468-6933.