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Meth Vaccines May Lead To Addiction Reversal in Williamsport

Meth addiction can be extremely harmful to the mental and physical health of an addict. This destructive drug has a ripple effect that not only harms the addict, but also those connected to them.

Meth is some of the most addictive drugs available and is popular due to the euphoric effects of happiness that can last up to 12 hours. It can also lead to extreme dependency and cravings which can only be replaced by further intake.

Identifying the harmful effects of this drug has caused leading scientists and doctors to start to develop a vaccine which may help addicts recover from the effects of methamphetamine abuse and end their dependency of it.

With 25 million addicts worldwide, this meth vaccine will be welcomed with open arms.

Identifying a Meth Addict

There are some tell tale signs of meth addiction that an addict may exhibit. If you fear that a loved one is harboring an addiction to methamphetamine then you should look out for the following signs:

Other than the above mentioned signs, meth addiction may also result in other forms of errant behavior. An addict can stay awake for multiple days followed by a sudden crash in which they sleep for extended periods of time. This may even be characterized by a manic phase in which they have a compulsion to obsessively clean their surroundings.

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.

Effects of Meth Addiction

Meth abuse seriously damages the addicts cognitive abilities, making it harder for them to think clearly, learn new skills and information, make quick judgments, and solve analytical problems.

Meth addiction also affects short-term memory, as the addict loses his ability to recall information, and recognize words and images. Not only does this make the addict prone to accidents, but it also diminishes his academic/career prospects.

However, the story doesnt end here. Methamphetamine abuse also brings with it a plethora of psychological problems, such as paranoia, psychosis, hallucinations, compulsive sexual behaviors, and aggression.


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