Research Shows Cannabis May Curb Alcohol and Cocaine Addictions

Article by Danielle Corcione, Complex

Research Shows Cannabis May Curb Alcohol and Cocaine Addictions. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Solutions to public health problems, such as the opioid crisis and addictions, might be right under our noses.

Recent research has shown cannabis can help curb alcoholism and cocaine addictions. The Daily Mail reports researchers gave rats cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD.

CBD is a cannabis compound, similar to THC, which provides the benefits of medical marijuana without the psychedelic head high.

A number of conclusions were made from the research. Rats who consumed CBD, which is known to reduce anxiety and stress, were less likely to relapse five months later. Notably, researchers pointed out that the chemical’s ability to minimize impulsiveness was significant.

The study was conducted by Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California.

Read the full article here.

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