Drugs & substances
Drug addicts go into relapse and end up struggling with substance abuse for many reasons, including intense desire caused by drug use, sensitivity to stress, increased anxiety, and impaired impulse control. Friedbert Weiss, a leader at the Scripps Research Institute in California and researcher of the addiction study, summarized the benefits of CBD. After research he conducted on rats to reduce addiction to alcohol, cocaine, even heroine, he concluded that the therapeutic potential of CBD works effectively towards the detoxification of various addictive substances.
A 2018 preclinical study demonstrated some significant findings regarding alcohol addiction. CBD can reduce the patients’ risk of relapse. It has also been found that using CBD can reduce anxiety, sleep problems and impulsivity, which are associated with withdrawal syndrome.
Recent study has shown that CBD can be very useful in quitting smoking. Researchers at University College London published an article in the journal “Addictive Behaviors” when they found that the non-psychoactive natural component of cannabis (under its scientific name Cannabidiol, also known as CBD oil) could reduce the number of cigarettes smoked or even lead to complete abstinence from smoking.