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.
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 they 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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A review published by Australian researchers sheds light on various facets of addiction, as well as some of the neurological mechanisms by which CBD can limit addictive behaviors.
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The data didn’t support the notion that teens using cannabis causes any changes in the developing brain.
An unfortunate slogan of the cannabis legalization movement has been “Regulate cannabis like alcohol.”
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Researchers highlight how criminalizing the use of any drug worsens the lives of both casual users and addicts.
Two scientists demonstrate that CBD can reduce the likelihood of methamphetamine relapse.

Science abstracts on CBD and Addiction & Alcoholism

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