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Ideally, in a perfect world, opioid addicts seeking treatment would simply go through detox and be free of drug addiction forever. However, this rarely happens. Addiction is increasingly being understood as a chronic brain disease that persists even when an addict is "clean." This is probably why relapses (or even complete failures at detoxification) are common.
Methadone presents a "real-world" solution. It provides significant benefits to people addicted to opioids as well as to society in general.
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