Medicine/Healing

Can this man successfully treat opioid addiction with marijuana?

What’s not standard rehab practice, however, is the center’s inclusion of marijuana as part of both a regimen to help people get through withdrawal symptoms and as a reward at the end of the day.

…cannabis [is] effective as part of a rehabilitation plan from opioids in particular, as it can reduce physical and psychological symptoms of withdrawal. In a 2009 study published in Harm Reduction Journal, Reiman concluded patients who substituted cannabis for illicit drugs, prescription opiates, and alcohol were able to better manage their symptoms and experienced fewer adverse side effects.

Original Article (The Guardian):
Can this man successfully treat opioid addiction with marijuana?
Artwork Fair Use: Wellcome Images

Politics

Weed wages water war

Leave a Reply