Search
  • Nick

Recovering alcoholics and experts see promise in CBD for withdrawal symptoms


Source: Wikimedia Commons

The dangers of alcohol addiction are well known, and in the U.S. nearly 90,000 people died from alcohol-related causes between 2006 to 2010. [1]


That doesn’t even include the sharp rise in alcohol-related liver diseases in recent years, as reported in the Washington Post and USA Today. [2] [3]


With statistics like these, alcoholism in the U.S. and the globe has ranged into the territory of a veritable epidemic.


The public health and psychological impacts of an addiction to humanity’s drug of choice are wide-reaching and personal. The decision each person makes to conquer their own battle with substance abuse of any kind is often difficult and uncertain.


Because of this, it is important that recovering alcoholics and other addicts have every tool available to them.


According to the Scottsdale Recovery Center in Arizona, more and more recovering alcoholics are turning to CBD to ease their transition back to healthy living.


The SRC says that while most National Institutes of Health studies on CBD and addiction have revolved around cigarettes and opioids, but the withdrawal symptoms and their treatment is similar whether a patient is addicted to those substances or others, like alcohol. [4]


The experts at the SRC have found that many users of CBD seek it out for pain relief, which is a symptom most common across different types of withdrawals. For this reason and others, recovering alcoholics have found successes with the hemp-based products.


According to the Scottsdale Recovery Center, CBD also inhibits “reward-facilitating effects” in the brain caused by harmful drugs and alcohol. This could be key to improving the lives of those among us who just can’t seem to break the physical cycle of addiction. [4]


Treating alcoholism and other chemical dependencies on the physical level is highly important to recovery, but it is by no means the only hurdle for those in the grips of addiction.


Perhaps just as important is the treatment of underlying psychological and character issues that tend to drive people into substance abuse issues. These have deep consequences in the social, economic and family lives of the people who suffer from them.

Since it has broken onto the scene and exploded in popularity in recent years, countless people have used CBD oils, edibles and other products for their depression and anxiety symptoms. Not only do they use CBD for these ailments, but unlike its cousin marijuana, hemp-based CBD doesn’t create a mind-altering “high.”


The most popular drug in America has created one of the most common addictions that brings with it myriad diseases, chronic and acute. This should not surprise everyday people. Almost anyone could point to someone in their life touched by this epidemic.


For exactly those reasons, we should be open to any tool in a recovering drinker’s arsenal. What we know now from National Institutes of Health research and experts in the field of addiction therapy, CBD is an important tool that could change many lives in the future.


Sources:

[1] https://nccd.cdc.gov/DPH_ARDI/Default/Report.aspx?T=AAM&P=f6d7eda7-036e-4553-9968-9b17ffad620e&R=d7a9b303-48e9-4440-bf47-070a4827e1fd&M=8E1C5233-5640-4EE8-9247-1ECA7DA325B9&F=&D=

[2] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2018/07/18/alcohol-related-liver-deaths-have-increased-sharply/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.219f8c3b545e

[3] https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/08/24/alcohol-death-disease-study-beer-wine/1082443002/

[4] https://scottsdalerecovery.com/cbd-for-addiction/

16 views0 comments

 LOCATIONS

SAINT PAUL 

844 Grand Ave Saint Paul MN

55105

Orlando | Dixie Bell

948 S Sermon Blvd 

Orlando Florida 32807

MAPLEWOOD MALL  

 (moved location 3 miles downtown White Bear Lake)

3001 White Bear Ave  Maplewood, MN 55109

©2020 by Nothing But Hemp. Proudly created by SocialThis, LLC

 

Nothing But Hemp offers CBD oil in Minneapolis and the surrounding cities. CBD Oil Products is not for use by or sale to persons under the age of 18. This product should be used only as directed on the label. It should not be used if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications. A Doctor's advice should be sought before using this and any supplemental dietary product. All trademarks and copyrights are property of their respective owners and are not affiliated with nor do they endorse this product. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. These products contain up to .03% THC. Individual weight loss results will vary. Contact Support for return policy.

The Nothing But Hemp, LLC shall not be held liable for the medical claims made by customer testimonials. The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products and the testimonials made have not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners and legal professionals. Please consult your healthcare professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. Please consult your own legal counsel to determine whether your purchase and intended use are legal in your state.

 

The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or ailment.

 

The Nothing But Hemp, LLC assumes no responsibility for the improper use of these products. We recommend consulting with a qualified medical doctor or physician when preparing a treatment plan for any and all diseases or ailments.

 

The Nothing But Hemp, LLC not make any health claims about our products and recommend consulting with a qualified medical doctor or physician prior to consuming our products or preparing a treatment plan. It is especially important for those who are pregnant, nursing, chronically ill, elderly or under the age of 18 to discuss the use of these products with a physician prior to consuming.  You must be 18 years or older to visit this website and/or purchase Nothing But Hemp, LLC  products. 

 

The information on our website is intended to provide general information regarding our products and is not to be construed as medical advice or instruction.

18K.02 DEFINITIONS.

Subd. 3.Industrial hemp. “Industrial hemp” means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of the plant, whether growing or not, including the plant’s seeds, and all the plant’s derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis. Industrial hemp is not marijuana as defined in section 152.01, subdivision 9.