The Pharmacological Treatments For Opiates, Drugs, And Drugs

1977 Words May 3rd, 2016 8 Pages
In this essay, the effectiveness of the pharmacological treatments for opiates, nicotine, cocaine, and alcohol in relation to addiction relief and prevention will be critically evaluated. This will be accomplished through an investigation of the respective substances and their current treatment’s methods and levels of success, such as the use of Substitution Therapy, agonist and antagonist treatments, and preventative drugs. Furthermore, the generation of directions for future research and treatments will be performed, particularly assessing the potentiality for remedying addiction through substance-tailored vaccinations and suggestions for solidifying a scientifically accepted methodology for the treatment of cocaine dependency.
Concurrently, pharmacological treatment efficacy has been assessed heavily within academic texts. The present essay will incorporate a multitude of these findings, in order to appraise the effectiveness of current addiction prevention proposals in determining empirically and clinically substantive degeneration of the largely aggressive symptoms, and the possible detrimental short and long-term effects, correlated with addiction to opiates, nicotine, cocaine, and alcohol. Opiate dependency is a result of addiction to specific prescription drugs such as oxycodone, morphine, hydrocodone, etc., as well as the illegal drug, heroin. According to the 2012 United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) world survey, between 26.4 and 36…
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