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There are several recovery mechanisms for substance use disorder. Coping skills therapy can help individuals learn how to cope with stressors and triggers in a healthy way. Mindfulness and meditation can also be helpful in managing stress and anxiety during recovery. Medications such as methadone, buprenorphine, extended-release naltrexone, and lofexidine can be used to treat addiction and withdrawal. Employment mechanisms can also be used to support recovery from substance use disorders. Additionally, it is important to address defense mechanisms such as denial, rationalization, and projection that may be used by individuals with substance use disorders.