The Quest to Battle Meth Addiction: Chapter 4
- May 6, 2019
Can you cure drug addiction? Obviously, you and billions of people around the world are fully aware that, as of now, this is not the case. As much as we can dream of a “miracle drug” that could completely wipe out this terrible illness, the fact of the matter is that we can’t do much to alleviate this problem except to provide support and medical assessments for victims. Still, is it possible that a cure could be inching its way onto doctors’ shelves, soon? According to one report from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), one doctor may be close to developing a drug that can reduce cravings for crystal meth. Let’s take a closer look and find out more information.
A Lifetime Achievement
For Dr. Linda Dwoskin, creating a drug that could completely get rid of the cravings experienced by meth addicts would be the accomplishment of a lifetime. After applying to the NIDA grant program, she was concerned that her 20+ years of work in the field of drug studies would be futile if she could not get the necessary funding. In the end, her concerns paid off in the form of a two-year grant for her meth suppressant.
As part of the experimental program, Dr. Dwoskin and her team uncovered the JPC-077 molecule, a compound that functioned to full parameters during in vitro tests to suppress methamphetamine-related behavior. However, one roadblock remained: only 3% of the drug would make it into the bloodstream after absorption (3% oral bioavailability).
As part of the grant, the team would receive funding to reach a goal of establishing 30% oral bioavailability by the end of this first year. Dr. Mark Leggas, the team’s pharmacokineticist, determined that having this higher percentage guarantees a stronger drug that is worth consuming.
Seeking Treatment for Drug Abuse or Addiction
People from all around the world suffer from drug abuse and addiction every day, but, in a way, you can also find reprieve in the fact that hundreds of them are also finding ways to heal. Although the battle against illegal drugs continues to wage on in the United States, Australia, and other countries, you can join the thousands who rally together to find peace and to heal. With the right amount of determination and a little bit of love for yourself, anything is possible.
If you are suffering from a severe case of drug abuse or addiction, or have a friend or loved one who is coping with this illness, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the painful process of withdrawal and detox and guide you along the rocky road of rehabilitation. Soon enough, you will experience a faster and much more efficient recovery.
If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can overcome your mental illness and take an extra step toward becoming a healthier person.