New Study: Cannabis Effective Treatment for Alcoholism

A recent study published in The Journal of Neuroscience has found that chronic alcoholics could have a smoother recovery process through the use of cannabis.

Cannabinoids, the primary healing compounds found in cannabis, work as a neuroprotective shield, allowing the substance to infiltrate the part of the brain damaged by the withdrawal process. As a result, cravings are dramatically reduced, giving the alcoholic a stronger chance of recovery.

While some health experts have shown concern that such treatment is simply replacing one habit with another, those living with alcohol addiction view cannabis as the more manageable, and less harmful, option. The U.S government has published statistics showing that alcohol is responsible for nearly 88,000 deaths in the country each year, where there has yet to be any casualties reported as a result of cannabis usage.

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