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Solutions for Addictions

A number of privately owned rehabilitation centers in Lakewood provide treatment and therapy for drug addicts. Detox, group counseling, individual counseling, inpatient treatment are usually the best way to overcome addiction. Any kind of treatment though, needs strong will and commitment from the addict and those who commit themselves to more intense, long term treatments usually have the best outcomes.

Clinical Trials

Lab tests against cocaine on mice and primates have so far been successful. Researchers in the Cornell Medical College expect human trials to begin by the end of next year. But research elsewhere suggests that addiction is more of a psychological issue than physical. Also, rendering cocaine ineffective to the human body could pose problems for major medical practices, such as surgeries and operations that use anesthesia. Cocaine has the same qualities as some of the drugs used as local anesthetics licodaine and Novocain.

Still in the Testing Stage

The study that was initially carried out on rats found that after provided with unlimited heroin, rats became addicted to the drug. Once addicted, they were made to go through a four week detoxification. Some were exposed to the heroin vaccine while others were put through conventional methods of recovery.

Upon re-exposing them to the heroin, it was found that the rats that werent given the heroin vaccine immediately went into relapse while the others stopped taking it.

The heroin vaccine creates a wall between the bloodstream and the brain which does not allow from the drug to enter. As the addict will no longer feel the high associated with heroin, they will lose incentive for its use.

The next stage for the development of the heroin vaccine before it is commercially available will be human testing. Financial barriers however have delayed such a step.

Heroin Addiction: Effects and Treatments in Lakewood

Heroin is one of the most abused drugs in Lakewood and is made from morphine which is naturally derived from poppy seeds. Heroin may also be available in the form of synthetic substitutes. Heroin is a highly addictive recreational drug which results in physical dependency and causes serious health issues. Heroin addiction can be extremely harmful to the health of an addict.