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Substance Abuse Recovery with CBD

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Teaming up with Mens Tribal House

We are honored to have teamed up with the Utah based non profit Recovery Residence Mens Tribal House!
We are supplying the CBD at cost for the state-wide CBD Study for Opiate Replacement.  Visit UtahStudy.com to enroll in a CBD study that will show how effective this amazing plant medicine is in battling the opiate crisis here in Utah and across the US.

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Many of our customers in addiction recovery report significantly reduced long term cravings.  The homeostasis promotes neutralizing effects that result in “calming” and “balancing” feelings that are often described like this:

Clinical Trials with rodent test groups re-affirms the mountains of anecdotal and personal evidence that we are hearing from our customers who suffer from substance use disorder.

How is CBD helping addicts?

CBD is the cannabis compound that is causing major disruption in the medical industry. It was well know for controlling epileptic seizures, reducing inflammation, and easing chronic pain, and gut related problems. But researchers are looking into a potential use for CBD that might really surprise you, as a pharmacological treatment for addressing substance abuse and addiction.

Yes, believe it or not, a compound found in cannabis, the plant classified as a Schedule 1 drug because of its purported ‘potential for abuse,’ is currently the subject of several clinical trials testing its efficacy for treating addiction to everything from heroin, cocaine, meth-amphetamine, tobacco, and alcohol.

The addiction recovery field is beginning to take note of CBD, which is non-habit forming, non-addictive, non-psychoactive, and safe for adults and children. CBD appears to reduce drug cravings and anxiety experienced by addicts. CBD shows great promise as a non-toxic way to aid the addiction recovery process. Addicts report long term craving cessation. Researchers believe this is due to the ability of CBD to regulate a holistic form of homeostasis in the body.

What is addiction?

But to understand why there is so much interest in CBD as a method for treating substance abuse, we must first look at the nature of addiction.

The American Society of Disease Medicine characterizes addiction by a persons “inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavioral control, craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response. Like other chronic diseases, addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission. Without treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction is progressive and can result in disability or premature death.”

Drugs try to target the craving & relapse cycle

In the treatment of drug addiction, targeting cravings and relapse after an initial withdrawal period is a major component of a patients program. Cravings lead to relapse, relapse leads to daily use, potential overdose follows. According to Narconon.org “an addicted person experiencing drug cravings will feel like life itself is dependent on getting and injesting whatever substance is causing those cravings. They will feel justified in saying or doing whatever it takes to feel that satisfaction and relief.”

Scientists have found that the symptoms of craving are mediated by increased transmission of the neurotransmitter, glutamate found in areas of the brain such as the hippocampus. The hippocampus is the region of the brain responsible for learning and memory. This may explain why drug cravings induced by anxiety, irritability, sweating and palpitations can occur years into a patient’s sobriety. With the strong memory function of the hippocampus, a ‘trigger’ situation or person can stimulate a drug related memory, creating great risk of relapse.

Farm to Pharma- A Champion in its efforts to help combat
the Utah Opiate Crisis

Most of the research into CBD and addiction has been directed towards heroin addiction. Here in Utah, we are #4 in the nation for heroine use. The limited studies that have been conducted on heroine addiction and mitigation using CBD have been very promising. CBD does not halt an overdose from heroine, nor does it lessen the effects if the drug us ingested, but scientists have observed a lessening of what are known as ‘cue-induced cravings’, a type of craving brought on by a stimulus. This is amazing research, because nothing else has seemed to help these mysterious craving cycles. CBD will one day be used in addiction treatment facilities across the United States. Here at Farm to Pharma Pure CBD, we are proud to be spear heading the education and awareness of this amazing plant product for addicts everywhere.

In a double blind, placebo studyheroin addicts were administered a single dose of CBD over 3 consecutive days. The addict’s propensity for cravings were then tested by exposing them to opioid related and neutral video stimuli after 1 hour. They introduced the stimuli again at 24 hours and then 7 days after the CBD was given. Compared to the placebo, the subjects taking CBD found their cravings were significantly lessened, and this effect lasted for seven days after the treatment.

CBD reduces Anxiety in Addicts ( and everyone else)

Most of the research into CBD and addiction has been directed towards heroin addiction. Here in Utah, we are #4 in the nation for heroine use. The limited studies that have been conducted on heroine addiction and mitigation using CBD have been very promising. CBD does not halt an overdose from heroine, nor does it lessen the effects if the drug us ingested, but scientists have observed a lessening of what are known as ‘cue-induced cravings’, a type of craving brought on by a stimulus. This is amazing research, because nothing else has seemed to help these mysterious craving cycles. CBD will one day be used in addiction treatment facilities across the United States. Here at Farm to Pharma Pure CBD, we are proud to be spear heading the education and awareness of this amazing plant product for addicts everywhere.

In a double blind, placebo studyheroin addicts were administered a single dose of CBD over 3 consecutive days. The addict’s propensity for cravings were then tested by exposing them to opioid related and neutral video stimuli after 1 hour. They introduced the stimuli again at 24 hours and then 7 days after the CBD was given. Compared to the placebo, the subjects taking CBD found their cravings were significantly lessened, and this effect lasted for seven days after the treatment.

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