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Could CBD Help Opioid Users Overcome Addiction?

Updated: Dec 17, 2020

by Yasmin Hurd


Could CBD, a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant, help treat opioid addiction? Neuroscientist Yasmin Hurd discusses why current treatment strategies, such as methadone, aren't enough to end the opioid epidemic -- and shares how CBD could help reduce the cravings and anxiety associated with drug use and relapse, potentially providing a new, safe and nonaddictive therapy.


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Neuroscientist Yasmin Hurd reseraches non addictive efficacious treatments that use cannabidiol (CBD) to address the opioid epidemic.


* This video was produced by TEDMED.

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