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Consequences of Prescription Medication Addiction

Most prescription medication is physically addictive. To abruptly discontinue prescription medications, could create a situation where the person could immediately experience seizures or convulsions. It is for this reason, that withdrawal from prescription medications should be gradual and under medical supervision. This is best accomplished in a residential treatment program to guard against any medical complications.

The discomfort associated with withdrawal from these medications is contingent upon the dose the person is taking and the length of time they have been taking it. Some people take between 20 and 30 pills daily.

In addition to the physical addiction created by abusing prescription medication, people also experience a deterioration in personal relationships, employment difficulties due to a lack of concentration and motivation, financial difficulties, legal problems, as well as, psychological difficulties. Most of the people found addicted to prescription medication have experienced most of the above.

Heroin Vaccines: A Ray of Hope for Addicts

Heroin is a popular illegal recreational drug that falls into the category of opiates. Opiates are a class of drugs that are derived from poppy plants. Heroin is produced from morphine which is extracted from the seeds of the poppy plant and can be highly addictive leading to physical dependency.

Heroin is one of the quickest acting drugs which makes it very addictive. With time however, the body gets used to the drug resulting in the need for increased intake along with withdrawal symptoms such as muscle pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

In order to reduce the amount of heroin consumption in the world, researchers have been working on the development of a heroin vaccine which will reduce dependency on the drug.

This move was done in light of the current heroin abuse situation in Laredo. It has been estimated that more than 20 million people around the world are addicted to heroin. This has put them at risk of potentially fatal diseases such as HIV which is transferred through shared syringes. Drug relapse is relatively high in heroin and is another reason why there is a need for the development of a heroin vaccine.

Research and Development on Heroine Vaccines

Research and development on creating heroine vaccines is being conducted by The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI). It has done the initial experimentation on rats and now the vaccines are ready to be tested on human beings.

Heroin breaks down rapidly when it enters the bloodstream and then metabolizes with another compound known as 6-acetylmorphine before entering the brain. This process has made it challenging for the scientists at TSRI to create an effective vaccination against heroin.

The heroin vaccine being developed is able to keep heroin out of the brain. This creates hope because it not only targets heroin in the bloodstream but also its psychoactive breakdown of products and the compound it metabolizes into. This includes the 6-acetylmorphine and morphine which is one of the biggest reason heroin is so addicting.

Life Is a New Place After Laredo Drug Rehab Treatment

When you have a new way to live and are free from addiction, you have a new life in your hands. You have a brand new start and a new lease on life. That gets you pumped and psyched about living. You enter a new place that you have never been before. A place where you are in control and a place that is full of peace. Treatment at the Laredo drug rehab is where it all begins and we are only one call away. All you have to do is call our number and we will answer the phone with hope. You need that right now.


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