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CBD for Treating Addiction

I think it’s important to highlight this little known information, especially at a time when opioid addiction is so high, causing deaths and creating orphans at a rate states are having a hard time “dealing with”–a poor phrase to have to use when referring to children. I also know there are many people who are trying to help those with opioid addiction that are feeling hopeless, but maybe they don’t have to feel that way anymore. I know for many the idea of treating addiction with a compound derived from a plant that they have been told is a dangerous drug is counter-intuitive, but it’s important to treat CBD as its own compound. If CBD can help, than let’s not be stuck in our ways when thinking about it. For your education…

Here is a link to scientific papers concerning the use of CBD to treat addiction: https://www.projectcbd.org/addiction-alcoholism

And a quote from one of those papers:

“CBD is an exogenous cannabinoid that acts on several neurotransmission systems involved in addiction. Animal studies have shown the possible effects of CBD on opioid and psychostimulant addiction, while human studies presented some preliminary evidence of a beneficial impact of CBD on cannabis and tobacco dependence. CBD has several therapeutic properties on its own that could indirectly be useful in the treatment of addiction disorders, such as its protective effect on stress vulnerability and neurotoxicity. “

–from: “Cannabidiol as an Intervention for Addictive Behaviors: A Systematic Review of the Evidence .”

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