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Cannabis may aid in alcohol and addiction recovery

Medical Cannabis Studies – CBD oil treatment

Cannabis may be useful in combating alcoholism and curbing cocaine cravings in latest study.

New research has added to the growing opinion that cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound in the cannabis plant, may prove effective in reducing chances of relapse in alcohol and drug dependency especially when those patients are re-entering stress-filled environments.

In the study, published in Neuropsychopharmacology, scientists gave rats a daily dose of alcohol or cocaine, leading to them exhibiting addiction-like behaviours including impulsivity and anxiety. After the mice were addicted, researchers injected a CBD gel into the rat’s skin. Over time, the rats injected with CBD showed reduced signs of relapse into addiction, even when they were exposed to stress or the cues researched had used to get them to take the drugs in the first place.

CBD is already being used by patients to help treat pain as well as psychiatric and neurological disorders. A study last year by the National Academy of Sciences also found CBD to help in treating nausea and other side effects from chemotherapy as well as muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis.

In one of the most comprehensive studies of recent research on the health effects of recreational and therapeutic cannabis use, a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers a rigorous review of relevant scientific research published since 1999. This report summarizes the current state of evidence regarding what is known about the health impacts of cannabis and cannabis-derived products, including effects related to therapeutic uses of cannabis and potential health risks related to certain cancers, diseases, mental health disorders, and injuries. Areas in need of additional research and current barriers to conducting cannabis research are also covered in this comprehensive report.

CBD oil in South Africa was recently made a Schedule 4 substance so your doctor is legally able to prescribe it for you. If you are wanting to buy CBD oil in South Africa please consult with your doctor.

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