Addiction & Alcoholism
The United States is in the midst of an opioid addiction crisis. Dr. Dustin Sulak discusses a neglected treatment option to deal with the deadly addiction: medical cannabis.
In its ongoing search for alternatives to recreational cannabis, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has been funding research into much more dangerous and addictive drugs — ostensibly to help people ween off cannabis. Recently NIDA supported a clinical trial which used nicotine as a therapy for relatively mild cannabis withdrawal symptoms.
What impact does cannabis legalization have on other substance use by college students? A recent study out of Oregon State University (OSU) aimed to find out.
The research is in. Scientists have discovered a cure for cannabis addiction — and it turns out to be cannabis! Adrian Devitt-Lee explores how a new JAMA study illustrates a larger problem in the scientific community: Hypothesizing After the Results are Known.
The FDA recently reiterated its official disapproval of any nonpharmaceutical use of CBD. But their precautionary overreach contrasts sharply with its lax policy towards many common, and problematic, food additives.
Confused about cannabis addiction and withdrawal? So are the experts. Researchers were recently surprised to find that cannabis use was not well correlated with its own supposed withdrawal syndrome.
After over a century of failing to find a causal link between cannabis use and schizophrenia, proponents of Reefer Madness have had to couch their warnings.
Scientists examined how savoring positive experiences predicts aspects of problematic cannabis use, but the numbers don’t add up.
Who Is Using CBD and Why?
Despite the huge public interest in CBD products, and an endless stream of media stoking that fire, there have been limited efforts to figure out exactly how and why people are using this darling compound of the cannabis world.
Some research has shown that caffeine can amplify the short-term forgetfulness caused by THC. A new study indicates that the caffeine may block other effect of cannabinoids.