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30 June, 2017

CBD and Addiction: How Cannabidiol Helps


CBD and Addiction: The Effects of CBD 


It is estimated that 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, and the Centre for Disease Control

and Prevention has identified the over-use of opioids as an epidemic. In 2011 in America, 55% of all

injury deaths were related to prescription medications, and 75% of that 55% were related to opiate prescriptions.

The use of CBD as an alternative to opiate reliance for chronic pain sufferers is starting to gain more

traction as new research comes to light. Research has indicted that CBD has an inhibiting effect on the

reward inducing use of opiates, but unfortunately, when taken alone, little or no effect on the withdrawal

phase. However, when CBD is taken in conjunction with THC, there does appear to be some benefit in

the withdrawal and relapse phase.


Unfortunately, research has found that the administration of CBD did not have any noticeable effect on

the stimulant’s reward phase, but one study did find that it might very well have an effect on the

withdrawal and relapse phase.


Only one study could be found that looked at the effect of CBD on tobacco addiction. The research group

was divided into 2 groups and the one was given an inhaler with CBD and the other group a placebo

inhaler. Both groups were told to use the inhaler whenever they felt like a cigarette. The group using the

CBD inhaler had a 40% reduction in the number of cigarettes consumed.


Very little research exists relating to the use of CBD on alcohol consumption, but one study was found

that gave a study group alcohol only and the other group alcohol and CBD. It was found that there was

little or no difference in the subjective responses of the two groups.

There is little doubt that far more research needs to be done on the effects of CBD on addictive behaviour,

but preliminary research seems to indicate that CBD might very well have a decisive role to play in the

amelioration of the effects of substance abuse and addiction, in any one or all three of the phases of



Would you like to know more about the world of medical cannabis and CBD? Do not hesitate to contact us.

Write an e-mail at [email protected] or leave a message to social media channels, Facebook @ or Instagram! 211 4010715

Post by: Hempoil®
Hempoil® is the first cannabis company in Greece, since 2016.

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