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Cocaine Addiction: A New Weapon-How To Stop

cocaine. Reading this article gives me new hope of a possible weapon in fighting this addiction. What these doctors have discovered is: taking a chemical that replicates what the drug’s structure is and attaching it to some snippets of a cold virus alerts the immune system to what Cocaine looks like and protects the body from the effects of it.

Apparently the body’s defenses attach to the drug before it even hits the brain and cancels out its effects. They have seen this last for 13 weeks. This is the longest effect ever recorded. It looks like this could be a sort of Cocaine vaccine. This in effect lets the body build an immunity to the substance. Dr. Crystal says, “The vaccine may help them kick the habit because if they use Cocaine, an immune response will destroy the drug before it reaches the brain’s pleasure center.” I personally think that this is brilliant! Who would have thought.. Treating Cocaine addiction like a disease? Well if you think about it, it is a disease. Although this has only been done on mice at this point, I am hopeful that it could be introduced to humans soon as well. Just as it works for Cocaine addiction, what about using it for Opioids and Meth-Amphetamines? There are so many people out there that need help and don’t know what to do. This would be a great way to get out of the endless cycle of addiction.

How To Stop Addiction To Cocaine

While this is a great hope for the future, it doesn’t help any of us addicted people right now.  There are many folks out there that desperately want to quit but have no idea how.  I know that feeling.  In my case, I would feel high amounts of stress. It felt like someone punched me in the stomach when I thought about my family and knowing that in my mind, there was no way I could stop. In the getting help section I go over some information, but lets look at cocaine specifically.  With most chronic cocaine users their friendships tend to gravitate towards people that can support their habit,  example: dealers and other users.  By the nature of addiction, these friends become more important then non user friends.  You must not associate with these people ever again if you are to stop!  This is the single most important part of stopping cocaine use!  This is a proven fact and is never going to change! The way I did this is, I moved to another state.  Now this might not be an option for everyone so I suggest that if you can’t move, go into a live in rehab facility. In my experience, those are the 2 best ways to start getting clean.

Counseling is the second part of a successful recovery.  We use drugs to escape something in our lives.  I have seen many examples of users turning their lives around after counseling has brought these things to light.  Another thing that you should do is go to Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings every other day. Especially at the beginning.  While it is not for everyone, it has helped many folks. I hope that  this was helpful and good luck! Feel free to leave any comments.

4 Comments

  1. D. Brown says:

    I’ve heard this might work with nicotine as well. That certainly would be great, as nicotine kills more people that all the illegal drugs put together times 10….

    1. admin says:

      Well if you’re talking about Cancer and other killers from cig smoking then I agree. Great comment D Brown.

  2. kcody says:

    Seriously?! I thought this was going to be a good and insightful article with new tools and methodologies? Go to NA every day? Good luck with that…like if i weren’t wanting to use bad enough-now i go to a place where that’s all they talk about…buzzer noise! wrong. try again.

    just my opinion i could be wrong.

    kc

    1. admin says:

      kcody, I don’t like NA either, In fact it does the same thing to me. I just mentioned that because that’s what is recommended. It most defiantly is not for every one!

      Thanks for your input! Stay strong!

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