Using CBD Oil for opioid addiction withdrawal symptoms looks very promising. Opioids are commonly prescribed for pain relief and management. The amount of prescription opioids in the U.S. almost quadrupled from 1999 to 2019. The potential for overdose is actually quite high. The opioid receptors on the brain are abundant in the area that controls respiration, therefore, if opioid doses in our body are high they can shut down the breathing center. It is only recently that policy makers have come to acknowledge the opioid “epidemic” in our country and beyond.
There is evidence that CBD can reduce the cravings and other withdrawal symptoms in those addicted to opioids. There have been studies that support this evidence, also showing that CBD has more therapeutic benefit than opioids and does not cause overdose.
Slowly, more studies and research are being conducted. Medical professionals and the scientific community have been absent from conversations about policy-making regarding the legalization of medical marijuana. It will take many more trials, and many more years, before CBD can be approved for the treatment of specific diseases or symptoms.