Addiction Vaccines Are Coming, But Not for Cannabis

Despite countless attempts made to incarcerate, rehabilitate and resuscitate our way out of our nation’s addiction crisis, all efforts have ultimately proven to be futile. A new solution being explored by researchers could hold promise for those struggling with substance addiction — but not for those with “cannabis use” disorders.

The opioid epidemic killed more than 560,000 people between 1999 and 2015 — drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S.  In 2015, accidental overdose killed 52,404 people; 20,101 of them died because of prescription pain killers, with 12,990 dying from heroin.

But researchers say they may have a new trick up their sleeves when it comes to helping people with addiction issues — injecting them with vaccines designed to eliminate their urge to abuse drugs.

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