Title

New Direction for Beating Methamphetamine Addiction

Date

5-26-2016 11:00 AM

End Time

26-5-2016 1:00 PM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Chemistry

Session Chair

Patricia Flatt

Session Title

Biochemistry and Forensic Science

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Patricia Flatt

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

This poster covers research on a possible vaccine as an alternative strategy to fighting the addiction to methamphetamine (MA) through hapten and formulation processes. The MA addiction problem is growing and the current behavioral treatment methods have been ineffective and can have high rates of relapse. A group of researchers have developed a new strategy to help fight against the addiction. This can then be coupled with the current behavioral therapies to be better equipped in battling the addiction. Their paper discusses the anti-MA immune response in mice which decreases the MA-induced locomotor activity. This in turn could lead to less dependence on the drug and an improved chance at recovery. In this poster review we will look at what MA is, what it does to the body, and previous treatment methods that have been explored. This will serve as background information to help explain why this possible vaccine is so important and revolutionary to further the medical field of research towards an effective way to combat the addiction way of life.

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May 26th, 11:00 AM May 26th, 1:00 PM

New Direction for Beating Methamphetamine Addiction

WUC Pacific Room

This poster covers research on a possible vaccine as an alternative strategy to fighting the addiction to methamphetamine (MA) through hapten and formulation processes. The MA addiction problem is growing and the current behavioral treatment methods have been ineffective and can have high rates of relapse. A group of researchers have developed a new strategy to help fight against the addiction. This can then be coupled with the current behavioral therapies to be better equipped in battling the addiction. Their paper discusses the anti-MA immune response in mice which decreases the MA-induced locomotor activity. This in turn could lead to less dependence on the drug and an improved chance at recovery. In this poster review we will look at what MA is, what it does to the body, and previous treatment methods that have been explored. This will serve as background information to help explain why this possible vaccine is so important and revolutionary to further the medical field of research towards an effective way to combat the addiction way of life.