While Opioid Abuse Sky Rockets, So Does CBD’s Potential in Addressing The Opioid Problem

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According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the majority of drug overdose deaths involve an opioid. Every day, 91 American’s die from opioid overdose. Deaths from prescription opioids like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone have more than quadrupled since 1999.

However, as gloomy as those statistics look, some hope may lie in the use of cannabidiol (CBD). University of Mississippi researchers have discovered more evidence recently that CBD could be an instrumental tool in addressing these abusive behaviors and addictions. The study was performed using morphine and Conditioned Place Preference (CPP) testing. A group of mice received either saline or morphine, while also receiving doses of CBD, that gradually increased, “that were paired with a distinct environment in the CPP apparatus.”

After drug-place conditioning, the study suggested that CBD blocks opioid rewards. First, CBD appears to block the reward mechanism of opioids, and secondly, it appears that coupling CBD with opioid medications can reduce the risk of abuse/addiction. 

Lead researching James Roland Markos said, “Patients in substance abuse treatment programs may benefit from clinical trials that explore CBD’s ability to lessen the ongoing risk of relapse in addiction treatment.”

The study concluded that:

“Morphine-produced place preference was dose-dependently blocked by CBD. Furthermore, none of the tested doses of CBD exhibited reward or aversion. The finding that CBD blocks opioid reward suggests CBD may be useful as an abuse deterrent, particularly in the setting of opioid use for pain management.” 

Because CBD is believed to have some of its own pain relieving properties, specifically regarding inflammation, it is not believed that there would be interference while using it alongside opioids.

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