Preclinical Studies

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide in individuals under the age of 45. Triggered by concussions from car accidents, falls, violent contact sports, explosives or by gunshot and stab wounds, TBI affects 1.7 million Americans annually. It is the most commonly identified cause of epilepsy among adults. The social […]

Staying drug-free is a constant battle for abstinent addicts. This struggle is made more difficult when former-addicts find themselves in drug-related settings, experience stress or higher levels of anxiousness. Many struggle to control their impulses when offered an addictive drug like alcohol or cocaine. Weiss and his research associate Gustavo Gonzalez-Cuevas set out to test […]

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide in individuals under the age of 45. Triggered by concussions from car accidents, falls, violent contact sports, explosives or by gunshot and stab wounds, TBI affects 1.7 million Americans annually. It is the most commonly identified cause of epilepsy among adults. The social and economic […]

A new study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology has revealed that a non-psychoactive and non-addictive ingredient of the Cannabis sativa plant can help reduce the risk of relapse among cocaine and alcohol addicts. According to lead author Friedbert Weiss, non-psychoactive cannabinoids could have important medical benefits in the fight against substance addiction. Image via Pixabay/futurefilmworks Addiction is a powerful, vicious […]

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The findings were published last Thursday in the health journal Neuropsychopharmacology. Marijuana may be useful in combating alcoholism and curbing cocaine cravings. The full statement from Springer follows below. Over time, the rats injected with CBD showed reduced signs of relapse into addiction, even when they were exposed to stress or the cues researched had […]

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When it comes to fighting drug and alcohol addictions, marijuana may be a powerful secret weapon. According to a study recently published in “Neuropsychopharmacology,” cannabidiol, or CBD — a substance found in cannabis — could potentially reduce the risk of relapse in patients recovering from drug or alcohol addiction, Fortune reports. The preclinical study, performed […]

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A chemical found in marijuana could be used to treat drug and alcohol addiction, according to a new study published in Neuropsychopharmacology.  The non-psychoactive and non-addictive chemical called Cannabidiol (CBD) is found in Cannabis sativa, the plant that produces marijuana flowers. Unlike Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD doesn’t get you high and researchers say they’ve proven in a […]

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A preclinical study in rats has shown that there might be value in using a non-psychoactive and non-addictive ingredient of the Cannabis sativa plant to reduce the risk of relapse among recovering drug and alcohol addicts. The study’s findings inform the ongoing debate about the possible medical benefits of non-psychoactive cannabinoids, and the way that […]

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Image: the3cats The list of conditions that cannabidiol (a cannabinoid extracted from cannabis) may be able to treat continues to grow – this time in helping to prevent relapse in addicts and alcoholics. For the many people struggling with addiction, staying clean and/or sober is a major challenge and relapses are common. Relapses can be […]

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March 23 (UPI) — A non-psychoactive component of marijuana, called cannabidiol, or CBD, may help reduce the risk of relapse recovery for people addicted to drugs and alcohol, according to a preclinical study with rats. Amid the ongoing marijuana debate concerning medical benefits of this form of CBD, researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in […]

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(courtesy of Constance Therapeutics) Recovering drug and alcohol addicts may be able to stay clean with the help of non-psychoactive cannabis, new research suggests. A preclinical study published in the medical journal Neuropsychopharmacology finds that the therapeutic compound found in marijuana, cannabidiol (CBD), can help control impulses to use addictive drugs such as alcohol and […]

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