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“Heroin Vaccine” Could Be a Near-Future Reality

Have you ever imagined that a day would come when a simple vaccine could end the heroin crisis in our society? Believe it or not, that day is quickly approaching. The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has successfully developed a “heroin vaccine” that has proven successful when used on animals, such as mice and non-human primates.…

Signs That a Loved One Is Addicted to Opiates

Opiates are types of medications intended to manage pain and minimize the ill effects of a number of physical and emotional disorders. When used responsibly and for limited amounts of time, these medications can help a person enjoy a reasonable quality of life as the underlying condition is resolved. Unfortunately, opiates are addictive and it’s…

How Do You Treat Opiate Addiction

Opiates (or opioids) are drugs, which are taken to treat physical pain. Some examples of legal opiates (or painkillers) are Codeine, Percocet, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, and morphine. An example of an illegal opiate is heroin.