Pain Medication Offers New Potential Treatment For Heroin Addiction
Heroin addiction is extremely hard to overcome, but a team of scientists has found that an opioid painkiller offers a new potential treatment.
The groundbreaking study, dubbed SALOME (Study to Assess Longer-term Opioid Medication Effectiveness), conducts clinical trials on alternative treatments for people suffering from chronicheroin addiction and those who do not respond to current treatments.
The study, which was conducted in Vancouver, Canada, compared two similar medications, pharmaceutical heroine called hydromorphone (HDM) and diacetylmorphine, which is an active ingredient of heroin.
Angela Laguipo reports
Angela White, St. Paul's Hospital Volunteer