Addiction affects many people in different ways. From dependency on drugs, alcohol or other substances, addiction can cause lots of stress, anxiety and ill health in sufferers.

Finding ways to manage addiction is the best way to overcome addiction and even if the underlying issues remain it presents a route out of self-harming habits and attitudes.

Addiction affects many people in different ways. From dependency on drugs, alcohol or other substances, addiction can cause lots of stress, anxiety and ill health in sufferers. Finding ways to manage addiction is the best way to overcome addiction and even if the underlying issues remain it presents a route out of self-harming habits and attitudes.

CBD addiction

Types of Addiction

Addiction comes in many shapes and forms including substance abuse and mental cravings. The key component of an addiction is it is often unwanted and detrimental to the sufferer.

How do you know if you are addicted?

There are some common telltale signs of addiction which tend to follow all addicts. Examples include secretiveness, lying, stealing, cravings and being financially unstable. Depending on the type of addiction you may also have a ‘secret stash’ or paraphernalia which are used when feeding the addiction.

Other symptoms of addiction include changes in energy, extreme mood changes, withdrawal effects, unpredictable sleep patterns and even weight gain or loss. Addictions can be harmful both physically and mentally and for some people can last many, many years.

CBD Frequently Asked Questions

Is CBD legal?

CBD is extracted from the Hemp plant which is similar to the Cannabis plant but does not contain the psychoactive compound THC. Therefore products containing CBD are completely legal in the UK as they contain only trace amounts of THC if at all.

Is CBD safe for me?

CBD is used daily by many people without any negative side-effects. However you should always take care when taking any new compounds. In general, for healthy people CBD will not cause any problems. Even if you suffer from physical or mental problems CBD could potentially provide you with some benefits. Please always check with your medical practitioner before taking CBD just to be on the safe side.

Does CBD get you high?

As CBD products contain no THC (or at least less than 0.2%) they are not able to get you high.

What are the different types of CBD?

There are a few different forms of CBD which are based on their purity and whether they contain any other elements. Full Spectrum CBD contains the whole Hemp plant in varying degrees. This is typically suited for those who believe other cannabinoids aside from CBD can provide benefit to them. Broad Spectrum CBD also contains the full range of cannabinoids apart from THC. CBD Isolate is the purest form of CBD and contains nothing else.

What are cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids come in 2 forms and refer to a range of compounds which interact with the body’s natural endocannabinoid system. Cannabinoids such as those found in Hemp/Cannabis interact with our body to give us the feeling of being high and also other perceived benefits such as wellbeing, better sleep, appetite and so on. Different cannabinoids interact in different ways within the body, CBD is one of them. More research is being done all the time.

CBD to help manage addictions

One of the main reasons people use CBD is for its analgesic properties which can help to relieve pain and discomfort. If you are suffering from an addiction which causes physical and mental distress, CBD products may help to lessen the effects and reduce anxiety and cravings.

Studies have shown that replacing Opioids with cannabis-derived products could offer some benefits. Respondents in surveys have overwhelmingly reported that cannabis has provided relief on par with other medications, but without unwanted side effects.

CBD based products such as hemp oils, sprays, topicals, capsules and more, provide mild benefits of CBD without harsh effects of stronger drugs. Although much of the research into CBD for addiction could be classed as anecdotal, the increasing use of it to manage pain, improve mood and regulate the body means it is something worth considering for anyone.

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