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Effects of Xanax Addiction

Drug addiction can lead to a persons entire life becoming confined to the drug. It causes them to lose interest in their daily lives in the pursuit of that one drug. Xanax Addiction is similar to any other drug addiction in terms of the confinement to the drug. Some of the physical symptoms to the addiction of this drug can include:

  • drowsiness
  • lack of coordination
  • confusion
  • mood swings
  • slurred speech
  • and ultimately liver and kidney damage since the body has to work extra hard to process large amounts of this drug

Take the Steps You Need to Take Now!

Recovering from an addiction may be one of the most difficult things that you may ever do, but once you have beaten your addiction; there are no words that will be able to express how great you will feel. Set little goals and take things one day at a time. You may be ready to get rid of your addiction tomorrow, but nothing will happen overnight. Addictions are complex; therefore, it takes time and patience to recover. Contact Springfield substance abuse rehab today and take the first step to success. You are not alone because we are here to help you on your journey!

Meth Vaccine Trials

A team at TSRI (The Scripps Research Institute) has developed several compounds that they believe can bring the meth vaccine concept to fruition. These compound were tested on rats, and one of them (MH6) did show positive effects.

When lab rats became high on meth, they were seen to have abnormally high levels of energy, and their body temperature increased significantly. The compound MH6 helped to curb both these conditions, and it also created a health antibody response. The basic idea of a vaccine is to fuel the creation of antibodies that will fight off diseases in the body. A similar effect generated by MH6 compelled researchers to believe that the vaccine was preventing meth from reaching the nervous system.

A different research group reports that studies for antibody-based addiction treatment also show promising results. In this study antibodies for meth are grown through standard biotechnology methods. The problem is that these particular methods are highly costly, which will discourage meth addicts from using it.

Substance Abuse Help in a Residential Treatment Setting

In the past, substance abuse help was primarily provided on an outpatient basis, often returning mixed results. It was believed that outpatient treatment did not provide most patients with enough structure and therapy.  As a result, patients either relapsed or were eventually transitioned to inpatient hospital care.
Inpatient hospital treatment was helpful, however many of the patients did not require the services of a general hospital. In addition, patients were often not motivated by the hospital environment.

To counteract this problem, experts introduced the emergence of residential programs.  This is a type of inpatient treatment where patients can get high quality substance abuse help in a "real world" residential environment. Patients reside in an apartment-like setting while participating in a comprehensive substance abuse program.