During the temperance movement of the 1890's, marijuana was commonly recommended as a substitute for alcohol. 

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Cannabis for withdrawal syndrome, addictions.


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Research is showing using cannabis to taper off other hard drugs that you are physically addicted to is definitely a good idea and can be effective. To take your mind off your desire to use the drug and can even take the edge off the withdrawals.

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1889 - Study - The Use of Indian Hemp in the Treatment of Chronic Chloral and Chronic Opium Poisoning.

1970 - Study ~ Cannabis substitution. An adjunctive therapeutic tool in the treatment of alcoholism.

1975 - Study ~ Morphine-dependent rats: blockade of precipitated abstinence by tetrahydrocannabinol.

1975 - Study ~ Differential effect of cannabinol and cannabidiol on THC-induced responses during abstinence in morphine-dependent rats

1976 - Study ~ Effect of some cannabinoids on naloxone-precipitated abstinence in morphine-dependent mice.

1976 - Study ~ Inhibition of naloxone-induced withdrawal in morphine dependent mice by 1-trans-delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol.

1978 - Study ~ Time course of the effects of naturally occurring cannabinoids on morphine abstinence syndrome.

1985 - Study ~ The quasi-morphine withdrawal syndrome: effect of cannabinol, cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol.

1998 - Study ~ Marijuana use and treatment outcome among opioid-dependent patients.

1999 - Study ~ Therapeutic use of cannabis by crack addicts in Brazil.

2001 - News ~ Go clean with spliffs.

2002 - Study ~ Crack heads and roots daughters: The therapeutic use of cannabis in Jamaica (cocaine).

2003 - Study ~ Does Cannabis Use Predict Poor Outcome for Heroin-Dependent Patients on Maintenance Treatment? A Review of Past Findings, and More Evidence Against.

2003 - Study ~ Modulation of oral morphine antinociceptive tolerance and naloxone-precipitated withdrawal signs by oral Delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol.

2003 - Study ~ Cannabis as a Substitute for Alcohol.

2003 - Study ~ Does Cannabis Use Predict Poor Outcome for Heroin-dependent Patients on Maintenance Treatment? Past Findings and More Evidence Against.

2004 - Study ~ Cannabis Abuse is Not a Risk Factor for Treatment Outcome in Methadone Maintenance Treatment: a 1-year Prospective Study in an Israeli Clinic.

2004 - Study ~ Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol decreases somatic and motivational manifestations of nicotine withdrawal in mice.

2005 - Study ~ Comparison of Cannabidiol, Antioxidants, and Diuretics in Reversing Binge Ethanol-Induced Neurotoxicity.

2005 - News ~ Role of cannabinoid receptors in alcohol abuse.

2007 - Study ~ Subchronic cannabinoid agonist (WIN 55,212-2) treatment during cocaine abstinence alters subsequent cocaine seeking behavior.

2007 - Study ~ Chronologically overlapping occurrences of nicotine-induced anxiety- and depression-related behavioral symptoms: effects of anxiolytic and cannabinoid drugs.

2007 - Study ~ Modulation of the endocannabinoid system: therapeutic potential against cocaine dependence.

2008 - Study ~ Inhibition of anandamide hydrolysis by URB597 reverses abuse-related behavioral and neurochemical effects of nicotine in rats.

2008 - News ~ Curing Addiction With Cannabis Medicines?

2008 - News ~ Cannabis-based Drugs can help you quit Smoking.

2009 - Study ~ Cannabidiol, a Nonpsychotropic Component of Cannabis, Inhibits Cue-Induced Heroin Seeking and Normalizes Discrete Mesolimbic Neuronal Disturbances.

2009 - Study ~ Intermittent marijuana use is associated with improved retention in naltrexone treatment for opiate-dependence.

2009 - Study ~ Cannabis as a substitute for alcohol and other drugs.

2009 - Study ~ Effects of the cannabinoid CB1 receptor antagonist AM 251 on the reinstatement of nicotine-conditioned place preference by drug priming in rats.

2009 - Study ~ Interaction of the cannabinoid and opioid systems in the modulation of nociception.

2009 - News ~ Medical Marijuana and Tobacco Dependence.

2009 - News ~ Medical Marijuana and Opiate Dependence.

2009 - News ~ Is Cannabis the Answer to Booze Britain's Problems?

2009 - News ~ Medical Marijuana and Cocaine Dependence.

2009 - News ~ Cannabis as a substitute for heavy alcohol usage?

2010 - Study ~ Medical marijuana users in substance abuse treatment.

2010 - Study ~ Attenuation of morphine antinociceptive tolerance by a CB(1) receptor agonist and an NMDA receptor antagonist: Interactive effects.

2010 - News ~ Oaklanders Quitting Oxycontin with Cannabis.

2010 - News ~ Marijuana To Control Alcohol Abuse.

2010 - News ~ Marijuana could be an “exit drug”.

2010 - News ~ Study shows direct cellular interaction between endocannabinoids and alcohol in the brain.

2011 - Study ~ Endocannabinoid regulation of acute and protracted nicotine withdrawal: effect of FAAH inhibition.

2011 - Study ~ Brain cannabinoid CB2 receptors modulate cocaine's actions in mice.

2011 - Study ~ The anandamide transport inhibitor AM404 reduces the rewarding effects of nicotine and nicotine-induced dopamine elevations in the nucleus accumbens shell in rats.

2011 - Study ~ Pharmacological activation/inhibition of the cannabinoid system affects alcohol withdrawal-induced neuronal hypersensitivity to excitotoxic insults.

2011 - Study ~ The anandamide transport inhibitor AM404 reduces the rewarding effects of nicotine and nicotine-induced dopamine elevations in the nucleus accumbens shell in rats.

2011 - News ~ Study: Marijuana compound helps mitigate cocaine addiction in mice.

2011 - News ~ Stimulation Of Marijuana Receptor Reduces Cocaine Consumption, Study Says.

2011 - News ~ Why Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Traffic Deaths.

2011 - News ~ Medical marijuana turns former soldier's life around.

2011 - News ~ Can marijuana curb cocaine addiction?

2012 - Study ~ Cannabidiol inhibits the reward-facilitating effect of morphine: involvement of 5-HT(1A)
receptors in the dorsal raphe nucleus.

2012 - Study ~ Nicotine-induced anxiety-like behavior in a rat model of the novelty-seeking phenotype
is associated with long-lasting neuropeptidergic and neuroplastic adaptations in the
amygdala: Effects of the cannabinoid receptor 1 antagonist AM251.

2013 - Study ~ Dual Inhibition of Endocannabinoid Catabolic Enzymes Produces Enhanced Anti-
Withdrawal Effects in Morphine-Dependent Mice.

2013 - Study ~ AM404 attenuates reinstatement of nicotine seeking induced by nicotine-associated cues
and nicotine priming but does not affect nicotine- and food-taking.

2013 - Study ~ Endocannabinoid system and drug addiction: new insights from mutant mice approaches.

2013 - Study ~ Lipids and addiction: how sex steroids, prostaglandins, and cannabinoids interact with
drugs of abuse.

2013 - Study ~ Cannabinoid and opioid interactions: implications for opiate dependence and withdrawal.

2013 - StudyCannabidiol reduces cigarette consumption in tobacco smokers: Preliminary findings.

2013 - Study ~ Impact of Cannabis Use during Stabilization on Methadone Maintenance Treatment.

2013 - Study ~ Dual inhibition of endocannabinoid catabolic enzymes produces enhanced antiwithdrawal
effects in morphine-dependent mice.

2013 - Study ~ Cannabis as a substitute for alcohol and other drugs: A dispensary-based survey of
substitution effect in Canadian medical cannabis patients

2013 - News ~ Secret “Sober” Pot Smokers

2013 - News ~ Colombia’s controversial cure for coke addicts: Give them marijuana

2013 - News ~ Man gets off painkillers with marijuana

2013 - News ~ Can Marijuana Help You Quit Cigarettes? Study Says Yes

2014 - Study ~ Can Cannabis be Considered a Substitute Medication for Alcohol?

2014 - Study ~ The effect of AM281, a cannabinoid antagonist, on memory performance during
spontaneous morphine withdrawal in mice


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