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Is everyone who's taking methadone a recovering drug addict?

Not everyone on methadone takes it for drug addiction. While methadone prevents withdrawal symptoms in people who have stopped using narcotic drugs, many other people, such as cancer patients, take this medication to treat pain that other medications haven't been able to help.

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