Can a Vaccine Cure Heroin Addiction?

THE DAILY BEAST (3/19) – But what if a recovering addict could physically no longer get high? A treatment that makes an addict immune to a drug’s effects would decrease the motivation to seek the drug. That could be possible with drug vaccines, treatments that train the immune system to attack drug molecules before they affect the brain. Scientists have been experimenting with vaccines for various drugs for years; last month, researchers published a study about an experimental fentanyl vaccine, the first of its kind. Read more

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