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Many concepts or models describing addiction have been presented over the years. Affordable Rehab of Hamilton embraces the disease and genetic models. It is our belief that these models best represent what the addicted person has to recover from. The disease model believes that addiction is an illness, derived as the result of an unhealthy or impaired neuro-chemical or behavioral processes. The genetic model focuses itself on the concept that there is a genetic predisposition to certain behaviors. It may be best described by stating that "many addictions seem to run in the family". Affordable Rehab of Hamilton helps families overcome addiction with quality addiction treatment options in caring drug rehab centers.

How It Is Consumed

Heroin consumption can either be done through injection, snorting or smoking. Each method of consumption causes the same level of dependency and addiction. Heroin looks like a white or brownish powder or in the form of a black sticky substance more commonly known as black tar heroin. Heroin is not usually consumed in its pure form and has to be cut with another powdery substance such as: dehydrated milk, starch, sugar or quinine.

It may also be cut with poisons such as strychnine which poses a health risk to addicts. Since they dont know the strength of the ingredient that the heroin has been cut with, they are at constant risk of overdose.

Heroin addiction may even lead to HIV transmission among addicts since they share needles or other equipment.

Results of the Vaccine Test

The vaccine test was done on rats in which the rats were divided into two groups. One group had the vaccine injected into them whereas the other group had no vaccine to counter the drug. Both groups were given heroine water to drink. The scientists noticed that the group without the heroin vaccine doubled their heroine intake while the ones with the vaccine were blind to the drug and stopped consuming it eventually. The vaccinated rats did not even relapse even with heroin exposure which was a positive sign.

The drug is currently being trialed on humans to see how well they respond to it. The rats responded to it pretty well and scientists are hoping that they will get to see the same effect on humans as well. Till the results are out for sure, one must still treat heroin addiction by visiting rehab facilities in Hamilton which are known to be pretty helpful when it comes to treating the addiction. Not only that but seeking professional help is found to be the most effective way to reach recovery.

What Does a Heroin Vaccine do

Heroin is an opiate drug that when consumed enters the brain and lets the user experience a euphoric effect. Heroin abuse can cause chronic brain disease where the receptors of the brain create a continuous demand for the substance which forces the individual to start abusing the drug much more frequently.

Heroin vaccines try to counter the effect of the heroin by preventing it from entering the brain and affecting its receptors. This is essential to stop the urge for abusing the drug and preventing addiction while also aiding with withdrawal.