Will Marijuana Be The Next Opioid Addiction Treatment?

                Marijuana is a psychoactive ingredient with many healing properties when used the right way. Increasingly, marijuana legalization and medicalization is crawling across the country. As the medical uses of marijuana are investigated for their many purposes, one of the areas researchers have been considering is opioid addiction treatment. The opioid epidemic has …

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Opioid Vaccine in the Works

Opioid Vaccine | Lakehouse Recovery Center

The Need For a Opioid Vaccine

With opioid abuse continuing to be a worldwide issue, people continue to seek out new methods of treatment. One possible treatment method which has been in the works and showed promising results is an opioid vaccine.

Dr. Kim Janda, a chemist at the Scripps Research Institute, has been developing the vaccine which could help prevent relapse and make long-term recovery more achievable. He explains, “The opioid epidemic is huge. It’s real and it’s not going away. It’s a very hard addiction to break. I think whatever ways we can look at stopping it is important.”

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