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Can CBD Aid in Addiction Recovery? New Study Sheds Light

CBD for addiction recovery
Written by PsychePen

CBD may offer hope in addiction recovery by reducing relapse risk for alcohol and cocaine addicts, according to a recent study.

Summary: A recent study suggests that CBD, a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis and hemp, may help in addiction recovery by reducing the risk of relapse in individuals recovering from alcohol and cocaine addiction.

Addiction Recovery: CBD Shows Promise in Reducing Relapse Risk for Alcohol and Cocaine Addicts

Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound derived from the cannabis plant, has been gaining attention for its potential therapeutic benefits. A new study adds to the growing body of evidence suggesting that CBD may play a role in addiction recovery. The research indicates that CBD could help reduce the risk of relapse in individuals recovering from alcohol and cocaine addiction.

The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Kentucky, involved administering CBD to rats that had been conditioned to seek out alcohol or cocaine. The rats were then exposed to situations that would typically trigger a relapse. The findings revealed that rats treated with CBD showed a significant reduction in drug-seeking behaviors compared to those that did not receive CBD.

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Dr. John Mariani, an addiction psychiatrist and researcher, commented on the study’s findings, stating that while the results are promising, more research is needed to determine the efficacy of CBD in human subjects. He emphasized the importance of understanding the mechanisms through which CBD affects addiction pathways in the brain.

The potential of CBD in addiction treatment is not limited to alcohol and cocaine. Previous studies have also suggested that CBD might be effective in reducing cravings and withdrawal symptoms in opioid addicts. Furthermore, CBD’s anti-anxiety properties could also play a role in its potential as a treatment for addiction, as anxiety is often a trigger for relapse.

While the study’s findings are encouraging, experts caution that self-medicating with CBD is not recommended. Individuals struggling with addiction should seek professional guidance and treatment. The hope is that with further research, CBD could become a valuable tool in the arsenal of addiction treatment options.

Source: Kentucky New Era

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