HEROIN ADDICTION AND CANNABIS

On on routine basis, I see patients who come in using narcotics. Some are being used for attempts at controlling severe pain; Others are people who have become addicted to narcotics following surgery or other illness.

I find the use of mixed cannabinoids to greatly help both groups.

1. It appears that the use of CBD/THC minimizes withdrawal symptoms to a great extent. This helps both groups.

2. It is VERY common that my patients self-titrate themselves off narcotics as their pain is controlled. I have never

needed to give a patient a taper schedule.

3. Patients going on cannabinoids just don’t take their narcotics once their pain is minimized.

4. Patients with addiction related issues are benefitted in a couple of ways. First, it minimizes withdrawal.

Secondly, with manipulation of the patient’s cannabinoid regimen, the patient can often achieve the “feeling”

they need and use less of their substance.

PLEASE, if you are considering moving from pills to Heroin, CONSIDER CANNABIS.

Author
Allan Frankel, MD Dr Allan Frankel is one of the few physicians in the US who truly understands Cannabis as a medicine. All treatments suggested have been well studied. Every patient seen by Dr Frankel is given a personally created Treatment Plan created with the patient's specific issues defined. Plant medicine requires "tuning" of the dosing. Dr Frankel works with his patients thru a messaging portal. The use of this portal, allows quick and simple follow up contact with Dr Frankel. Patients are not charged for these messages, as this is how Dr Frankel has learned what he has learned. Follow up appointments in person or by phone/video are also available when needed

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