Heroin Addiction Could Be Safely Curbed With This Morphine-Like Drug
Heroin addiction is notorious for being one of the most difficult addictions to overcome, but researchers from Canada have discovered that a morphine-like drug has the potential to curb the addiction in a safe and effective way.
The researchers focused on people with heroin addiction who had tried and failed to treat their addiction multiple times with existing medications, like methadone and buprenophine, but continue to use street heroin.
Previous research has shown that treating heroin addiction with medical-grade heroin — which contains only the active ingredient in heroin (diacetylmorphine) and none of the other compounds found in street heroin — has proven to be effective in reducing drug use and getting addicts to stick with their treatment.
Kelly Tatera reports
Dr. Michael O'Shaughnessy