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Marijuana to Treat Drug Addiction?

Did you know that marijuana could possibly help treat addictions such as heroin, cocaine and alcohol? Some doctors view this as a “harm reduction theory.” What is the harm reduction theory? It’s full of strategies and ideas to help people who use more severe drugs live better lives.

 

Evidence has shown that cannabis can reduce opiate use in patients.  Scientists are concerned that marijuana could increase cravings and can cause people to relapse.


As of now, the National Institute of Drug Abuse is looking for scientific evidence if marijuana can be successful in treating drug addiction. They are also looking at marijuana as a therapy for alcohol abuse and opioid withdrawal. What do you think?





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