Moreover, addiction medications such as methadone or Suboxone carry some risk themselves. Methadone, which has been used for decades to treat opioid dependence, accounts for about one fourth of all prescription-opioid-related deaths, or over 3,400 overdose deaths per year. Guidelines call for these medications to be paired with counseling or behavioral therapies to be effective, but often this is not the case. Hydrotherapy encompasses a large range of approaches and methods. An easy way to incorporate hydrotherapy daily is by alternating between hot and cold water every 30 seconds in the shower.