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Affecting the Brain

Cocaine is a stimulant drug which enters the brain and instantly causes a feeling of intense pleasure. It achieves this through producing more chemicals in the brain responsible for causing the feeling of happiness. Under normal circumstances, the brain produces normal levels of dopamine but cocaine increases the release of dopamine and prevents re-absorption back into the nerve cells.

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 Cleveland .

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 Cleveland at call (216) 239-1005 and we will assist you in locating a quality healthcare professional or detox program.

Concerns

While this seems like a promising method to eliminate cocaine addiction, it remains to be seen how addicts will react to it. Addicts may try to consume copious amounts of the drug in order to adjust their bodies to it once more. The effects of such a move are still speculative. Researchers are still unsure whether such actions may defeat the cocaine vaccine.

How it Works

The meth vaccine works by preventing methamphetamine from entering the nervous system. This is done by attacking the drug while it is still within the bloodstream using the bodys immune system.

Since the addict will no longer be taking the drug, it will no longer enter the brain. This will in turn take away the incentive for use of the recreational drug.

On their own, meth molecules are too small to trigger an antibody response from the immune system. So unfortunately a meth addict is at the mercy of this powerful drug. In order to get the immune system involved, the meth vaccine, also known as M6 will link the meth molecule to a larger molecule, known as a carrier. This will trigger an antibody response causing the body to take action against the harmful meth molecules.