CBD Eases Recovery Among Heroin Abusers

Cannabidiol (CBD) demonstrates a reduction in cue-induced heroin cravings and anxiety levels for those affected by heroin use disorder. In a study conducted at Mount Sinai hospital, former heroin abusers were treated with placebo, a low level of CBD, or a high level of CBD. Individuals who received either amount of CBD displayed fewer cravings in response to drug cues in the hours after administration, with those receiving the higher amount of CBD experiencing the lowest levels of craving one week after treatment. Participants treated with either amount of CBD exhibited significantly lower anxiety levels than the placebo group. CBD could be a viable treatment option for those suffering from heroin use disorder.

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Benjamin Caplan, MDCBD Eases Recovery Among Heroin Abusers