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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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.
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) leads to numerous problems, including alcoholism and suicide.
There is a small but growing body of evidence that suggests CBD can aid in addiction recovery due to its effects on memory.
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A patient testimonial from a 72-year-old Oregon resident who has been weaning herself off opioids with the help of CBD-rich cannabis.
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Why are the FDA and DEA trying to block people's access to kratom by making it a Schedule 1 drug?

Science abstracts on CBD and Addiction & Alcoholism

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