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Mexican Researchers Patent Heroin Vaccine

Written by Eliza Player on Monday, 02 April 2012. Posted in Heroin, From Professionals

Mexican Researchers Patent Heroin Vaccine

Mexican researchers have been working on a “vaccine” to curb the effects of heroin.   According to the Chicago Tribune , this formula, that has been patented in the United States has proven effective in mice, and they hope to begin trials on humans soon.

The vaccine works to make the body resistant to heroin, so users no longer get the pleasure, or rush, when they take heroin.  The vaccine is intended to use with serious addicts, with whom other treatment has failed.  Mexico hopes that this vaccine will help fight addiction that has blossomed as a result of Mexican heroin production and smuggling.  

One United States researcher thinks the vaccine may help, but she thinks it may be too general, and it may work on other opiates besides heroin.  (Which I personally think would be a good thing…)

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Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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