This is certainly good news. Cannabis might help users break free from cocaine addiction, according to a recent study. To explore whether smoking a joint might reduce crack use, Milloy and his colleagues identified 122 crack users who started taking cannabis for this purpose. For an average of 30 months, these individuals were 89% more likely to have reduced their crack use when they were using cannabis, compared with when they were not using it. This is not the first time cannabis has been investigated to see how it may be beneficial to cocaine users. In a similar study back in 1999, the researchers noted that the therapeutic use of cannabis reduced crack cocaine cravings and use patterns in drug-dependent subjects. Improvement in quality of life has also been noted.
Can Marijuana Treat Drug Addiction?
Addiction, regardless of type, is a serious problem that needs to be addressed in an individualized approach. If you or a loved one is looking to wean off of your bad habits, we can help you end your dependence and start a new life. To find out if you qualify for medical marijuana, click here.