Scientists Can Now Block Heroin, Morphine Addiction

A scientific research team with the University of Adelaid and the University of Colorado has recently determined that heroin and morphine addiction, which are often “amplified” by the body’s immune system, can successfully be blocked. The drug that is capable of accomplishing this is called (+)naloxone, and is perhaps the first drug of its kind that can selectively block the immune-addiction response without re-wiring the brain. (+)naloxone may cause the surge of dopamine that abusers crave to simply stop being produced. This finding has important ramifications for heroin and morphine abusers, as well individuals facing severe pain.

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