CBD's Fight Against Addiction - Part 2

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One study published in 2015 in Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment looked at CBD research from around the world and found CBD regulates neural circuits that are involved in drug addiction. Researchers concluded, “CBD may have therapeutic properties on opioid, cocaine, and psychostimulant addiction, and some preliminary data suggest that it may be beneficial in cannabis and tobacco addiction in humans.” Lastly, a study from the University of Kentucky's Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences that was published in Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior in 2013 found CBD reduced alcohol-related damage as it served as a neuroprotectant to the nervous system. In the study, researchers administered CBD to rats through topical gel applications and injections, and found both vehicles reduced alcohol-induced neurodegeneration. 

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