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If someone is addicted to opioids, there are several ways to get help, including:

Detoxification: This is the process of removing the drug from the person’s system. It is best to do this under medical supervision to manage the withdrawal symptoms, which can be severe.

Medication-assisted treatment: This is a treatment that combines medication with behavioral therapy. Medications such as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone can help reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

Inpatient or outpatient rehab: This involves therapy and counseling to help the person understand and overcome their addiction. Inpatient treatment provides a structured environment and intensive therapy, while outpatient treatment allows the person to continue their daily routine while receiving therapy.

Support groups: Joining a support group such as Narcotics Anonymous or SMART Recovery can provide a sense of community and support from others who have gone through similar experiences.

It is important to remember that recovery is a journey, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach. It may take several attempts to find the right treatment that works for the individual.