What is Alcoholism
Alcoholism is an addiction one has to the consumption of alcoholic liquor or the mental illness and compulsive behavior resulting from alcohol dependency.
January 10, 2015Cannabinoid Therapies for the Treatment of Alcohol Dependence
Alcohol Abuse, Dependence, Tolerance, and Withdrawal Alcohol dependence (i.e. alcoholism) may result from alcohol abuse (i.e. use of alcohol in a way that negatively impacts one’s actions/life), and is characterized by a feeling that one needs to consume alcohol in order to function normally, with a decreased ability to stop drinking even if the desire to do so exists. Those with alcohol dependence develop tolerance to alcohol, meaning that they need to consume more and more over time in order to feel the same effect they experienced the first time they drank. If alcohol …
January 15, 2014Study: Cannabidiol (CBD) May Help Prevent Alcohol-Induced Liver Damage
It is no secret that alcohol consumption can negatively affect one’s liver. This is because it can cause an excess of fats and lipids and additional oxidative stress (i.e. damage caused by free radicals). With that said, a recent study published in Free Radical Biology and Medicine offers an interesting preventive measure. Funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), it suggests that cannabidiol (CBD) could help protect the liver from alcohol-induced damage. Researchers …
September 13, 2013Study: CBD-Based Topicals May Aid In Alcoholism Treatment
What Is CBD’s Effect On Brain Degradation? According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), alcohol can be linked to neurodegradation (i.e. breakdown of neurons, which are brain cells that communicate with each other to transmit signals) among other effects. Due to the fact that cannabidiol (CBD) has been found to potentially have neuroprotective effects, a study published last week in Pharmocology Biochemisty & Behavior aimed to explore the effect of cannabidiol topicals on alcohol-induced …