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How does methadone treat narcotic addiction?

Methadone is a synthetic opiate. It mimics the way narcotics work in the brain without causing the euphoria. This controls symptoms that are associated with withdrawal from drugs such as heroin. In order to use methadone to treat addiction, you must take part in a government-approved treatment program.

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