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Meth Vaccines

The meth vaccine being developed by The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) to counter the effects of meth abuse is in early stages of research at the moment. Initial tests show promising signs on rats and other animals.

About two years ago, Kim Janda, a professor of TSRI and his colleagues developed 6 potential meth vaccines. Each vaccine had a chemical cognate of the meth molecule which was linked to a larger antibody-provoking molecule.

Trials were first conducted on mice and later, on rats. Three mice were able to give a powerful antibody reaction. After testing on rats, the experts noticed that vaccine MH6 performed exceptionally well. MH6 was able to prevent two typical effects caused by meth, namely increased physical activity and losing the normal ability for regulating body temperature.

Encouraged by this observation, the MH6 vaccine was studied further in more depth and tested with a varied experimental set up to see if the vaccine produced the same results. Amazingly enough, it did!

The experimentation also paved way from a valuable discovery. The vaccine was able to keep the drug out of the nervous system of the rats and stay only in the blood stream. This was the main cause for aiding the body to give a strong antibody response.

Effects of Prescription Medication Addiction

In most cases, addiction to prescription medication is the direct result of the medication being appropriately prescribed for legitimate medical problems. The person rarely had any preconceived plans to abuse the medication, but two factors come into play. The individual may experience some relief from the drug, in conjunction with experiencing the euphoric feeling produced by many prescription medications. Whether it is due to the reduction in pain or an elevation in pleasurable feelings, the person begins to take additional medication. This decision is usually made independent of the physician who prescribed the medication and before the person realizes it, they find themselves with a mental obsession regarding the medication and a craving for more.

People have also been known to take prescription medication to deal with emotional problems. The only thing most of these medications do for emotional problems are "mask or numb" the actual feelings. Although the person may not experience the feeling or focus on the problem at a particular moment, in most cases, the problem is just exasperated by not learning how to effectively cope with the particular issue.

Lastly, people have been found to mix alcohol with prescription medications to accentuate the feeling of euphoria. They like to refer to this mixture as a "cocktail". What this creates is the potential for an overdose and should be avoided at all costs. If you require additional information on prescription medication addiction or need to locate a treatment center able to effectively treat this problem, please call Affordable Rehab of West Chester at call (412) 206-5021 and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Most people who have successfully undergone treatment at rehabs and have quit cocaine reduce the risk of relapse by avoiding social gatherings that remind them of usage. Group participation is encouraged to stay focused and strong willed.

If you or a loved one is addicted to cocaine, seeking a West Chester rehab center is the best course of action for complete recovery.

Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment

The initial phase of treatment for prescription drug addiction is detox. During this phase, the symptoms associated with withdrawal from prescription drugs are managed, reduced and sometimes eliminated with the assistance of specific detox medications. Once the patient is medically stable, they are generally referred to a rehabilitation treatment program.

By the time most people enter treatment for prescription drug addiction, they have created quite a bit of emotional damage to themselves and loved ones. It takes time to recover from the shame, grief and guilt of addiction, and to rebuild a level of trust amongst the family. Recovery in a supportive therapeutic environment eliminates many of the outside distractions and allows you to focus on issues relating to your recovery.

If you or someone you know is in need of prescription drug abuse and addiction treatment, or requires immediate assistance locating a quality drug rehab center, please call Affordable Rehab of West Chester now at (412) 206-5021 . Our toll-free helpline is nationally recognized and help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All calls are confidential. Get the help you need to recover from prescription drug abuse so you can live a happier and healthier life. Call now!


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