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Addiction is a treatable condition. The first phase of the treatment is withdrawal from the substance/activity. This could result in withdrawal symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, chills and sweats, muscle cramps and aches, sleeplessness, shifts in heart rate, even fever, depression, anxiety, irritability, and mood swings. While they are rarely life-threatening, medical supervision is usually provided in residential treatment programmes, and medications may be given to alleviate the acute discomfort of withdrawal. Behavioral therapy and counseling are important elements of treatment. Family therapy may be provided to help the patient maintain a supportive environment and improve family functioning. Rehabilitation programmes are often needed to help patients regain necessary job and other skills.
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