The plight of addiction is not something to take lightly. Many drugs possess the possibility of leading to lethal overdoses. However, even scarier than that is the fact that certain drugs can be deadly during withdrawals. Many drugs require Medication-Assisted Treatment to have a safe and comfortable detox.
While this is not common among abused substances, drugs like alcohol and benzodiazepines can lead to death if a user ceases consumption too abruptly. Even other substances, like heroin, while not deadly during withdrawal, can be incredibly uncomfortable for individuals with addictions. Medication-Assisted Treatment aims to ease the discomfort during withdrawal and save the lives of those whose withdrawals could be deadly.