Addiction & Alcoholism

Addiction & Alcoholism

Addiction is characterized by the inability to consistently abstain from a substance (such as opiates) or behavior, despite substantial harm to yourself. Alcoholism refers to the addiction to alcohol, in particular.

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Personally threatening children is not the best way to make kids fear cannabis.
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Researchers have modulated cannabinoid CB1 receptors in addiction treatment in order to affect cravings.
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Much research demonstrates that cannabis promotes the safety and efficacy of opioids.
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Many drugs have been proposed as treatment for cannabis addiction, from pure THC or CBD-rich cannabis, to Ambien.
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If THC makes people forgetful while they're high, one might expect that blocking the CB1 receptor will promote focus and the ability to learn. It doesn't.
Many prohibitionist arguments are being flipped on their heads.
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Results indicate that chemicals which activate CB2 may have anti-addictive properties – a feature possessed by a number of compounds in cannabis.
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High doses of THC are hallucinogenic, and microdosing LSD is a lot like CBD. These mighty molecules can relieve human suffering and act through the endocannabinoid system.
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Drinking was associated with increases in interleukin 6, but the association was ameliorated in cannabis users.
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If there’s a gateway, it appears to be early opioid prescriptions, not cannabis.

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