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Addiction Treatment During Hospitalization Helps Prevent Relapse

When a patient is hospitalized because of a drug overdose, what happens after they are discharged from the clinic/hospital? Do they return to their drug abusive behavior as if nothing happened, or do they seek help and attempt to quit using these drugs for good? The result of a recent research study indicates that giving patients (who abuse opioids or are addicted to opioid drugs like heroin) an “outpatient office based treatment program” after hospitalized using buprenorphine treatment can greatly reduce the chances of relapse after they are discharged.

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