Category Archives: addiction

Healing With Cannabis: A Look Into The Heavenly Center

Substance use disorder is one of the most prevalent issues in our society today. So much so that the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) estimates that nearly 20 million Americans have fought a substance abuse issue since 2017. Although substance abuse is a keynote topic among community activists and socially-minded lawmakers, the […]

Opioid Overdose Deaths Occur Less Often In Areas With More Cannabis Retail Storefronts, Study Shows

This follows a Canadian study that found legalizing cannabis led to a ‘marked decline’ in the volume of opioids prescribed across Canada. The more legal cannabis dispensaries a region has the fewer opioid deaths they suffered, according to a detailed new study published in a top-tier medical journal. Most sharply reduced were deaths from fentanyl […]

Survey Says Cannabis Is America’s Favourite Way To Kick Opiates

Although opiates are meant to be a temporary tool, millions of people in the U.S. have not been able to kick opiate dependency after being prescribed the drug. With an estimated 10.3 million Americans using opiates in 2018, that’s almost four per cent of the country’s population. That being the case, it is imperative to […]

Call For UK Prisons To Trial Free Cannabis To See If It Cuts Drug Deaths

Prisons should trial free cannabis schemes for drug-dependent inmates to ascertain whether it could reduce overdose deaths, bring down violence and help people overcome opioid addiction, a police and crime commissioner has said. The North Wales PCC, Arfon Jones, said that if justice authorities were serious about reducing harms and violence in prisons, “they should […]

Cannabis Could Reduce Fentanyl Use, Finds BCCSU and UBC Study

Researchers found that those in the study who had urine tests positive for THC, the primary psychoactive component of cannabis, were approximately 10 per cent less likely to have fentanyl-positive urine, putting them at lower risk of a fentanyl overdose. Researchers from UBC and the BC Centre on Substance Use have found that cannabis use […]

What This NSW Dad-of-Six Wants You To Know About Medical Marijuana

A NSW dad who became addicted to painkillers has opened up about how switching to medical marijuana changed his life. Matthew Sieders began taking pain medication after injuring himself at work last year. The 36-year-old was installing machinery at a job in Adelaide when he felt something go wrong. – Read the entire article at […]

Saskatchewan Woman Says Use Of Cannabis To Help Her Addiction Not Accepted

For Shelby Curtis, keeping away from hard drugs starts with quieting her thoughts. The 26-year-old got a prescription to use cannabis medicinally earlier this year while in recovery and living in Regina’s Raising Hope housing program for new mothers facing issues such as substance abuse. She uses THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, to manage […]

Down (the Rabbit Hole) and Out (of Addiction) 

CANNABIS CULTURE – Magic Mushrooms, now legal in Oregon. have shown promise in treatment of addiction and depression. The question is — will the psychedelic approach ever be legal everywhere else? Numinus just announced its plans to begin a compassionate access trial of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for substance use disorder. Dr. Evan Wood, Chief Medical Officer at […]

Non-Profit Society Helps North End Residents Swap Substances For Cannabis

The East Coast Cannabis Substitution Program has been trying to curb substance addiction since the beginning of the year. A Halifax program is helping people addicted to substances by supplying them with cannabis. The East Coast Cannabis Substitution Program started 10 months ago in the north end, and Chris Backer — the person behind the […]