Cannabis as a substitute for alcohol and other drugs
Mai19

Cannabis as a substitute for alcohol and other drugs

Abstract Background Substitution can be operationalized as the conscious choice to use one drug (legal or illicit) instead of, or in conjunction with, another due to issues such as: perceived safety; level of addiction potential; effectiveness in relieving symptoms; access and level of acceptance. This practice of substitution has been observed among individuals using cannabis for medical purposes. This study examined drug and alcohol...

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Le cannabis comme outil de substitution à l’alcool, aux opiacés ou au crack
Mar10

Le cannabis comme outil de substitution à l’alcool, aux opiacés ou au crack

  Outre l’Uruguay, qui met en place un système de sevrage de l’addiction à la pasta base, une préparation cocaïnique, grâce à une substitution utilisant le cannabis, les retours d’expérience du Canada, d’Autriche, de Chine ou des États-Unis permettent d’esquisser ce qui semble bien être une nouvelle propriété découverte au cannabis : celle de se substituer à la consommation d’autres produits psychoactifs, alcool, médicaments ou...

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Cannabinoid Therapies for the Treatment of Alcohol Dependence
Jan12

Cannabinoid Therapies for the Treatment of Alcohol Dependence

  Alcohol Abuse, Dependence, Tolerance, and Withdrawal Alcohol dependence (i.e. alcoholism) may result from alcohol abuse (i.e. use of alcohol in a way that negatively impacts one’s actions/life), and is characterized by a feeling that one needs to consume alcohol in order to function normally, with a decreased ability to stop drinking even if the desire to do so exists. Those with alcohol dependence develop tolerance to alcohol,...

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Shocking New Study: Cannabis May Treat Addictions to Hard Drugs
Juil13

Shocking New Study: Cannabis May Treat Addictions to Hard Drugs

Shocking New Study: Cannabis May Treat Addictions to Hard Drugs A study published by the US Natural Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health states that cannabinoids can modulate the brain’s reaction to stimulant drugs, thus making addiction to cocaine, amphetamines, and other damaging drugs easier to treat. These stimulants affect the brain in a very specific manner, yet cannabis seems to mitigate the effects in a positive...

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Cannabis and opiates. Philippe Lucas.
Nov19

Cannabis and opiates. Philippe Lucas.

Cannabis as a substitute for adjunct to opiates in the treatment of chronic pains.

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Cannabis Shown To Ease Symptoms During Opiate Withdrawal
Août22

Cannabis Shown To Ease Symptoms During Opiate Withdrawal

According to a recent study, Cannabis may relieve withdrawal symptoms during Methadone treatment. The study that was performed at Thomas Jefferson University and recently published online shows the cannabinoid system may have a place in future substance abuse treatment. This Pennsylvania-based university was the home for observing 91 patients undergoing Methadone treatment. Methadone is common form of treatment for opiate dependence....

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