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January 15, 2014

Study: Cannabidiol (CBD) May Help Prevent Alcohol-Induced Liver Damage
It is no secret that alcohol consumption can negatively affect one’s liver. This is because it can cause an excess of fats and lipids and additional oxidative stress (i.e. damage caused by free radicals). With that said, a recent study published in Free Radical Biology and Medicine offers an interesting preventive measure. Funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), it suggests that cannabidiol (CBD) could help protect the liver from alcohol-induced damage. Researchers …
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September 13, 2013

Study: CBD-Based Topicals May Aid In Alcoholism Treatment
What Is CBD’s Effect On Brain Degradation? According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), alcohol can be linked to neurodegradation (i.e. breakdown of neurons, which are brain cells that communicate with each other to transmit signals) among other effects. Due to the fact that cannabidiol (CBD) has been found to potentially have neuroprotective effects, a study published last week in Pharmocology Biochemisty & Behavior aimed to explore the effect of cannabidiol topicals on alcohol-induced …
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July 21, 2013

Cannabis Shown To Ease Symptoms During Opiate Withdrawal
According to a recent study, cannabis use may help relieve withdrawal symptoms during Methadone treatment. The study that was performed at Thomas Jefferson University and recently published online shows the cannabinoid system may have a place in future substance abuse treatment. This Pennsylvania-based university was the home for observing 91 patients undergoing Methadone treatment. Methadone is common form of treatment for opiate dependence. It can be effective, but it has a number of negative side effects. There are quite a few reported side effects of Methadone treatment, such as: anxiety, insomnia, …