CBD's Fight Against Addiction - Part 1

 Photo Credit: Merry Jane

Photo Credit: Merry Jane

Various studies exist suggesting CBD may be able to treat addiction, alcohol abuse, and related illnesses. One study published in 2014 in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine found CBD administration in mice protected their livers from acute alcohol-induced steatosis, also known as "fatty liver disease." Researchers found CBD promoted the breakdown of fats and the disposal of cells damaged by alcohol. An older study from 1979 and published in Volume 66 of Psychopharmacology found those who consumed both alcohol and CBD experienced lower blood alcohol levels than those who consumed only alcohol. That being said, both situations impaired motor and psychomotor abilities. CBD alone did not produce such impairments. 

This information has been provided by Merry Jane and approved by our Chief Medical Officer. Stay tuned for Part 2 of this discussion tomorrow, in which we will be looking at other studies that suggest CBD may help combat addiction.