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Narcotic Abuse (cont.)

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The first steps in remaining drug free are overcoming withdrawal symptoms and the physical dependence of narcotics. In addition, many treatment programs are available in the community to help addicts deal with usually intense, longer-term psychological dependence that goes along with being addicted to narcotics.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/31/2014
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