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We’ll know when medical professionals and patients alike have truly embraced CBD oil as a bona fide palliative that CBD is universally accepted as a safe, non-toxic, non-addictive chemical to treat substance abuse disorders.

Indeed, CBD would appear to be the obvious choice for helping alleviate the withdrawal symptoms of quitting habitual use of many types of drugs from nicotine to opioids; among these are stress, anxiety and impaired impulse control for which CBD oil products have been shown to be effective. In this respect, untold numbers of those kicking one habit or another are already informally self-medicating with CBD for drug addiction withdrawal.



Beyond the crazy-making withdrawal symptoms, the most challenging aspect of dealing with an addiction is the possibility of relapse and here do cannabinoids including CBD excel. Studies have shown that CBD, by decreasing stress and anxiety in general, dramatically reduces relapses – Less anxiety, less stress, less necessity to reach for the chemical crutch.

As in so many areas of CBD/human brain interaction, much of the effects of CBD oil in treating addiction disorders are not clearly understood on the micro level; only through studies of hundreds of test subjects can the effects of CBD be observed. Cue the usual stuff: CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system which is involved in the regulation of mood, appetite, memory, tissue inflammation and pain. CBD binds to serotonin and adenosine receptors which influence pain perception and inflammation.

Pre-clinical studies on laboratory animals investigating CBD as a treatment for addiction have returned differing results for various drug addictions. Positive effects recorded demonstrated that CBD can prevent relapse in cases of cocaine or alcohol addiction. A study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry in 2017 tested 42 adults who had a history of heroin abuse; the results showed a dramatic effect on cravings among those subjects given CBD rather than a placebo in just three days of CBD use – and not only were cravings reduced but general stress levels were improved as well.

Should CBD oil become generally accepted as a vital part of the addiction recovery process, it will be a welcome replacement for highly addictive substitutes such as opioids and methadone.

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