That’s right. Research is emerging showing that CBD may help cocaine and alcohol addicts stay clean. Just like with any habit, the cycle can seem impossible to break. If something makes it easier for them to say “no”, and not slip back in, we need to know about it! Marijuana is often looked at as a “gateway” drug, which leads people to use more serious substances. However, the research is showing that the non-psychoactive components of cannabis (hemp) may have the opposite effect.
This article explains the incredible impact of CBD on rats that were addicted to either alcohol or cocaine. A gel was placed on their skin, and caused a reduction in relapse caused by stress. Five months later the effects were still visible. Friedbert Weiss at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, who led the research project said,
“The results provide proof of principle supporting the potential of CBD in relapse prevention along two dimensions: beneficial actions across several vulnerability states, and long-lasting effects with only brief treatment. Drug addicts enter relapse vulnerability states for multiple reasons. Therefore, effects such as these observed with CBD that concurrently ameliorate several of these are likely to be more effective in preventing relapse than treatments targeting only a single state.”
A separate article from the Miami Herald explains that the goal of this study was to see whether CBD treatments would reduce how much alcohol/cocaine the rats wanted to consume – and whether it would help them fight the urge to consume those products while under stress. The results showed that not only were the rats less anxious when put in anxiety-inducing situations meant to push them to consume more of their desired substance.
The CBD was completely cleared from the rat’s plasma and brains within three days after the last dose – but the one-week treatment provided results for up to five months!
That’s Natural products are considered to be full spectrum meaning they contain cannabinoids and terpenes from the whole plant. Every mammal has an endocannabinoid system, which is fueled by these cannabinoids and terpenes. The combination of these compounds help to provide what is known as the entourage effect. Here you can listen to Dr. David Allen explain how the endocannabinoid system contributes to how our immune system and nervous system function. By providing pure, potent, and trusted products, That’s Natural continues to strive to meet our customer’s needs – something we have been doing for twelve years! With 100% traceability of where our hemp comes from, you can be confident in what you are putting on, or in, your body. For more questions regarding our CBD products, please visit our Questions and Answers page.