Smoking cannabis ‘helps addicts give up heroin’, study finds

Smoking cannabis ‘helps addicts give up heroin’, study finds

“Smoking weed helps patients give up opiates such as heroin, a new study has found.

Researchers at Columbia University monitored patients undergoing treatment for opiate addiction – and found that patients who smoked weed were more able to sleep, less anxious, and more likely to complete their course.

 The researchers also found that dosing patients with dronabinol – a drug consisting of the ‘active’ ingredient in cannabis, THC – helped with withdrawal symptoms.”

http://metro.co.uk/2015/12/02/smoking-cannabis-helps-addicts-give-up-heroin-study-finds-5538896/

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