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How It Works
The heroin vaccine will act like a wall between the drug and the brain. It prevents heroin from reaching the brain and while it stays in the blood stream, it loses its affects in some time. The loss of effect is from the enzymes present in our body which degrades the heroin, minimizing its effect until it disappears completely. The vaccine would have pieces of the drug which are inactive, this will train the immune system to attack heroin present in bloodstream in the future.
Symptoms of Heroin Addiction
To treat an addict, the first step is to break the barrier and understand what they are going through. When you witness any or all of these symptoms in someone, try to convince them to seek help. The symptoms are as follows:
- inability to focus
- withdrawal from daily activities
- violent or errant behavior
- lying and avoiding eye contact
- decreased motivation and drop in performance
- increase in sleep and burn marks on body
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Over the last few years, prescription drug abuse has escalated dramatically. With easy access through the internet, more people than ever are able to purchase these addictive medications with little or no scrutiny. Secondly, more and more pain clinics have opened their doors, creating another venue for people to access medication for pain. Before going any further, let us state that the majority of people addicted to prescription medications, started to abuse these medications after a legitimate prescription was written for them by their physician. The prescription may have been written because due chronic pain, auto or sports injury, surgery or to relax strained muscles.
Prescription medications include, but are not limited to: Xanax. All of these drugs are physically and emotionally addictive and should be treated with great respect. These medications need to be used as prescribed in order to avoid an addiction. If you find yourself abusing the medication, please contact your prescribing physician immediately or call the staff at Affordable Rehab of Peoria .
It is rare that the person abusing prescription medication began taking these medications with the idea in mind of becoming an addict. In general terms, the person takes the medication to "feel better" physically, hoping they will gain some relief from their pain. Another effect of the medication is it provides people a feeling of "well being", which they have been lacking. In an attempt to reduce the pain even further and enhance the feeling of "well being", the individual begins to take additional medication. What happens is a tolerance to the drug is developed, so the person requires more and more medication. Soon, the feeling of "well being" can not be achieved, the pain although diminished is still present, but an addiction to the medication is now present.
If addicted, never discontinue the use of prescription medication on your own. There can be severe medical and psychological consequences. Please call Affordable Rehab of Peoria at call (312) 212-3025 and we will assist you in locating a quality healthcare professional or detox program.
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 Peoria at call (312) 212-3025 and we will be more than happy to assist you.
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