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QUITTING HARD DRUGS WITH THE AID OF CANNABIS

Overview

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. Cannabis can take your mind off your desire to use the dangerous and often lethal drug, and can even take the edge off the withdrawals.

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

Science & Research


2017 - Study ~ Cannabis as a substitute for prescription drugs - a cross-sectional study.
Journal of Pain Research.

2016 - Study ~ The association between cannabis use and motivation and intentions to quit tobacco within a sample of Australian socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers.
Oxford Academic: Health Education Research.


2016 - Study ~ Cannabinoid Receptor 1 (CNR1) Gene Variant Moderates Neural Index of Cognitive
Disruption during Nicotine Withdrawal.

Genes, Brain, and Behavior.


2016 - Study ~ Cannabidiol disrupts the reconsolidation of contextual drug-associated memories in Wistar rats.
Addiction Biology.

2016 - Study ~ Co-occurrent cannabis and tobacco uses: Clinical knowledge and therapeutic prospects.
Therapie.

2016 - Study ~ Opioid withdrawal suppression efficacy of oral dronabinol in opioid dependent humans.
Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

2016 - Study ~ Comorbid Cannabis and Tobacco Use in Adolescents and Adults.
Interdepartmental Program in Neuroscience, University of Utah.

2016 - Study ~ Pharmacokinetic Drug Interactions with Tobacco, Cannabinoids and Smoking Cessation Products.
Pharmacokinetics.

2016 - Study ~ Blockade of Nicotine and Cannabinoid Reinforcement and Relapse by a Cannabinoid CB1-Receptor Neutral Antagonist AM4113 and Inverse Agonist Rimonabant in Squirrel Monkeys.
Neuropsychopharmacology.

2016 - Study ~ Attenuation of cue-induced reinstatement of nicotine seeking by URB597 through
cannabinoid CB1 receptor in rats.

Psychopharmacology.

2016 - Study ~ Neuroscience of nicotine for addiction medicine: novel targets for smoking cessation medications.

Progress in Brain Research.

2016 - Study ~ Splendor in the Grass? A Pilot Study Assessing the Impact of Medical Marijuana on Executive Function.
Frontiers in Pharmacology.

2016 - Study ~ No Smoke without Tobacco: A Global Overview of Cannabis and Tobacco Routes of Administration and Their Association with Intention to Quit.
Frontiers in Psychiatry.

2016 - Study ~ Effect of Pharmacological Modulation of the Endocannabinoid System on Opiate
Withdrawal: A Review of the Preclinical Animal Literature.

Frontiers in Pharmacology.

2016 - Study ~ The effect of O-1602, an atypical cannabinoid, on morphine-induced conditioned place preference and physical dependence.
Pharmacological Reports.

2016 - Study ~ Impacts of Changing Marijuana Policies on Alcohol Use in the United States.
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

2016 - Study ~ Cannabinoid Ligands and Alcohol Addiction: A Promising Therapeutic Tool or a
Humbug?

Neurotoxicity Research.


2015 - Study ~ Is cannabis use associated with less opioid use among people who inject drugs?
Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

2015 - Study ~ A cannabinoid receptor 1 polymorphism is protective against major depressive disorder in methadone-maintained outpatients.
The American Journal of Addiction.

2015 - Study ~ Variations in Cannabis Use Level and Correlates in Opiate-Users on Methadone
Maintenance Treatment: A French Prospective Study.

Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment.

2015 - Study ~ A safer alternative: Cannabis substitution as harm reduction.
Drug and Alcohol Review.

2015 - Study ~ A review of co-morbid tobacco and cannabis use disorders: Possible mechanisms to explain high rates of co-use.
The American Journal of Addictions.

Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.

International Journal of Drug Policy.

Psychopharmacology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment.

Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.

Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York,
NY, USA.

Neurotherapeutics.

Neuropsychopharmacology.

Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment.

Wiley Online Library.

2015 - Study ~ Trends in the co-occurrence of tobacco and cannabis use in 15-year-olds from 2002 to 2010 in 28 countries of Europe and North America.
European Journal of Public Health.

Acta Neuropsychiatrica.

National Institute of Health, Drug and Alcohol Dependence.
JNeurosci: Journal of Neuroscience.

Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Hawaii Journal of Medicine & Public Health.


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

Neuropsychopharmacology, Brain Behavior and Therapeutics.


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

Journal of Psycopharmacology.


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

Current Opinion in Neurobiology.


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

The New York Academy of Sciences.


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

Neuroscience.


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

Addictive Behavior.


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

American Journal on Addiction.


2013 - Study ~ Targeting the endocannabinoid system with cannabinoid receptor agonists:
pharmacological strategies and therapeutic possibilities.

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences.


2013 - Study ~ THC reduces the anticipatory nucleus accumbens response to reward in subjects with a nicotine addiction.

Transitional Psychiatry.


2012 - Study ~ Cannabidiol inhibits the reward-facilitating effect of morphine: involvement of 5-HT1A receptors in the dorsal raphe nucleus.

Addiction Biology.


2012 - Study ~ Cannabis as a substitute for alcohol and other drugs: A dispensary-based survey of substitution effect in Canadian medical cannabis patients.

Addiction Research & Theory.


Neuropharmacology.

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

PLOS: A Peer Reviewed, Open Access Journal.


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

Nature: Neuroscience.


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.

British Journal of Pharmacology.


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

PLOS: A Peer Reviewed, Open Access Journal.


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

Nature: Neuroscience.


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

Swartz Harm Reduction Journal.


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

Neuropharmacology.


2010 - Study ~ Randomized, controlled, double-blind trial of taranabant for smoking cessation.

Psychopharmacology (Berl).


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

Journal of Neuroscience.


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

American Journal of Addiction.


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

Harm Reduction Journal.


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

Pharmacological Reports: Department of Pharmacology & Pharmacodynamics, Medical University of Lublin, Poland.


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

International Review of Psychiatry (Abington, England).


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

Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.


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

Neuropsychopharmacology.


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

BMC Medicine: Department of Legal Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan.


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

Pharmacological Research: National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services.


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

Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.


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.

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.


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

European Journal of Neuroscience.


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

National Institutes of Health: Addiction.


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


2003 - Study ~ Cannabis as a Substitute for Alcohol.
Alexander DeLuca, M.D.


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

Journal of Cannabis Therapies.


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

Journal of Psychoactive Drugs.


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

Society For The Study On Addiction.


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

Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior.


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

Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior.


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

Psychopharmacology (Berl).


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

European Journal of Pharmacology.


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

Science Vol. 187


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

Research Communications in Chemical Pathology and Pharmacology.


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

Medical Times. California Cannabis Research Medical Group, Berkley University, California, USA.


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

E.A. BIRCH, M.D.

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