Marijuana is useless against opioid dependence

Health 6 December, 2017


Published the 06.12.2017 to 08: 45


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A new research conducted by Marian Wilson, of the University of Washington State University of Nursing, has revealed that the frequent use of marijuana appears to strengthen the relationship between pain, depression and anxiety, not lessen it.
For people who consume cannabis, the relationship between pain and mood disorders is very high. At best, the cannabis concealed in the other dependencies, but in any case it does decrease. The research, recently published in the journal Addictive Behaviors, involved 150 patients seen in a clinic of opioid addiction.

The pretense

Previous studies have shown that nearly two-thirds of the patients receiving medicinal treatment for opioid addiction also suffer from chronic pain, depression and anxiety.
Approximately 67% of the patients of the clinic, are interviewed by the Dr. Wilson and his team, have stated that they have used marijuana in the last month. Some admit that they use it only for recreational purposes, but a large number say they eat to relieve the pain, sleep and mood. “We have no evidence in this study that cannabis relieves these problems,” says the author of the study.

The patients believe that cannabis is their friend but the results of the study indicate exactly the opposite for drug users : strengthening the link between the sensations of pain and emotional distress, it will be more difficult to manage their symptoms.