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Chapter 17, Problem 45E
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How do drugs like naltrexone and methadone help a narcotic addict overcome his or her addiction?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The role of naltrexone and methadone in helping the addicts overcome their addiction is to be explained.

Concept Introduction:

Leaving an addiction or breaking a narcotics addiction is difficult, but not impossible. Some drugs have been developed to help the addicts to recover. 

Agonists and antagonists are chemicals. Agonists are the chemicals that activate the receptors by binding to them and cause a biological activity to take place where as antagonists are the chemicals that bond to the receptors displacing the opioids, and blocking the biological activity, but not causing narcotic effects.

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Drugs like naltrexone are taken orally and are used to fight against narcotic overdose and addiction. It binds to the opioid receptors sites, thus displacing opioids but not producing the narcotic effect. When it is taken, any injection of narcotic is ineffective. The craving of the narcotic is partly overcome as the drug will not produce the desired high...

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