Cannabinoids and Drug Abstinence Syndrome
When a person stops using an addictive substance that his or her body has grown accustomed to, one undergoes a series of physical and psychological reactions. The body is altered due to a lack of consumption and enters a phase of addiction to the substance, causing severe discomfort to the person .
The abstinence syndrome, can occur not only from drugs, but from substances such as snuff, alcohol, coffee , etc., as well.
Effects of Cannabinoids
- Effects addiction to Benzodiazepines
- Effect on Opioids
- Effect on Alcohol Addiction
- Decreased anxiety
- Decreased stress
For people who have withdrawal symptoms, cannabinoids can help reduce anxiety and stress generated after an inadequate intake of addictive product. It helps in the case of addiction to benzodiazepines, opiates and alcohol.
Types of Cannabinoids that Interact with Withdrawal
Several documented cases have shown that the use of cannabinoids may be an effective way to combat withdrawal symptoms occuring in people addicted to benzodiazepines, opiates and alcohol. Specifically, cannabinoids are used for reducing physical symptoms to better manage the stress and suffering that comes with getting over an addiction.
Some cannabinoid receptors (CB1, CB2, TRPV, etc.) and biochemical mechanisms that generate cannabinoids are present in areas of the brain that control emotional behavior, mood, sleep, stress, irritability, etc. Several trials using mice and other animals have clearly demonstrated that the activation of cannabinoid receptors in the brain that help to reduce the associated anxiety and panic coming along with withdrawal by controlling the heart rate and decreasing blood pressure.
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