The United States is struggling with an opioid epidemic that’s claimed more than 300,000 lives since it began. Addiction is a complex brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence.
Opioid addiction is characterized by physical and psychological reliance on opioids, a substance found in certain prescription pain medications like Codeine, Fentanyl, Hydrocodone, Morphine, Oxycodone and illegal drugs like heroine. Treatment for opioid addiction include drug detoxification, different types of drug related therapies and prescribed medications.
Medications used to treat opioid dependence include Naloxone, Buprenorphine and Methadone. Each prescribed medication contains negative side effects that include dizziness, weakness, body aches, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, fever, agitation, numbness, insomnia, vomiting, fainting, hallucinations, high or low blood pressure, abnormal brain functions, cardiac arrythmias, respiratory failure, seizures, addiction, coma and death.
Studies have shown that CBD may help reduce opioid cravings and anxiety in those with an opioid addiction without the negative side effects of prescribed medications. The physiological cravings that accompany addiction, along with memory cues and environment triggers specific to each person can cause a recurrence of opioid use or relapse.
CBD can possibly help people deal with environmental cue-induced cravings and anxiety by reducing heart rate and the levels of stress hormones brought on by the sights, sounds, and people that trigger them.
Our AHS 1500mg tincture can be taken sublingually and is perfect for helping to alleviate the symptoms of opioid dependence. Always consult your primary care physician before starting a new treatment.
Our team of specialists are always available to provide you with education and assist you with any questions regarding CBD.