A New Study May Have an Answer to Treating Cocaine Addiction

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7 News has recently published an article outlining a new study that may illuminate the secrets for treating cocaine addiction. Harbor Village Detox, a drug and alcohol treatment center, comments on these new findings in addiction treatment.

This is an exciting breakthrough in drug treatment- it’s almost like discovering a new methadone, but for a different type of addictive substance. The more tools we are armed with, the more effective we can be for our patients

Cocaine is an extreme stimulant, causing the people who take it to experience intense depression and hostility. In a joint effort between Australian and American universities, drug addiction treatment, and specifically addicts of cocaine, may soon rejoice in what has been a breakthrough in figuring out how to negate the addictive biological response of cocaine, according to 7 News on Feb. 4th. According to the article, researchers discovered that the brain is continually communicating with the immune system; when drugs are introduced into the body, the response from the brain inadvertently triggers a biological effect that is responsible for the addiction. Researchers have found a way to negate the addictive response induced by the brain, and are hopeful that future research will reveal itself as a means to mobilize efforts to combat a variety of different addictive drugs. Harbor Village Detox is a drug and alcohol treatment center located in South Florida. The inpatient medical detox center is committed to offering its clients the pinnacle in drug treatment.

An associate from Harbor Village Detox comments on the recent article published by 7 News, “This is an exciting breakthrough in drug treatment- it’s almost like discovering a new methadone, but for a different type of addictive substance. The more tools we are armed with, the more effective we can be for our patients who are struggling with the effects of substance abuse. There ought to be a push for more research like this, or rather, more funds allocated to give this research a viable vehicle to reach fruition.”

When asked about what a “cure” for cocaine would mean for the realm of rehabilitation treatment a Harbor Village associate commented, “‘Cure’ is a word I would stay away from. Addiction is a careful balance of physical addiction and mental addiction. You can’t really cure habits that foment addiction without the aid of therapy- and often extensive therapy at that. But I think medicines that can stave off the physical addiction of drugs are long overdue. For rehabilitation treatment specifically, it would give patients suffering from addiction a security blanket to fall back on in the event of relapse. For patients who are open to treating addiction with medication, this new drug could function as a replacement for cocaine, and could spurn a new line of suboxone-like treatment that ultimately avoid relapse all together. I think there are great possibilities here.”

Harbor Village Detox is a drug and alcohol treatment center that is committed to revitalizing the lives of its patients. Their philosophy is to treat drug addiction with western medicine and eastern holistic healing. The medical staff at Harbor Village Detox is available 24/7 to treat the withdrawal symptoms patients experience during the medical detoxification process. Each patient is provided with their own private room with Netflix and Xbox access, and are offered gourmet meals to promote the healing process. Patients are able to participate in group therapy and curative yoga and meditation sessions.

For more information about the drug and alcohol treatment center, Harbor Village Detox, visit http://harborvillageflorida.com/ or call 1-855-290-4261.

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