Opioid Use/ Addiction
Opioids are a class of drugs that include illegal heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and prescription pain relievers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, and morphine. Besides millions of addicts and thousands of overdoses every year, consequences of the opioid crisis include a rising incidence of infants born dependent on opioids, and increased spread of infectious diseases including Hepatitis C and HIV. Opioid use presents one of the fastest growing public health problems in the world.
Essential oils with sedative properties such as lavender or ylang ylang can aid with withdrawal symptoms, and the aromatherapy can provide positive physiological and psychological effects by reducing blood pressure, stress, and anxiety. Cinnamon can boost up adrenal glands, eucalyptus can stimulate the mind and entice motivation, and peppermint can help relieve headaches, tension, and nausea. In the meantime, CBD oil can help smoothen cell production and strengthen the immune system through the ECS.
The ideal CBD dose for you usually depends primarily on your body weight, but it can also be influenced by other factors, such as your personal body chemistry, your age, and any other health conditions you have. Start with a low dose. Assess how you feel after 1 week of use. If required, adjust dosage weekly until you find your “sweet spot.”
The availability of CBD may produce some promising results. For example, CBD and LSD bind to the same serotonin receptor, which mediates psychedelic altered states. But cannabidiol has anti-psychotic properties and doesn’t cause hallucinations. Studies have shown CBD to have the potential to reduce drug-seeking behavior, decrease symptoms of withdrawal, reduce cravings, and restore neurobiological damage.