Study: Cannabis Improves Outcomes in Opioid-Dependent Subjects Undergoing Treatment

Study: Cannabis Improves Outcomes in Opioid-Dependent Subjects Undergoing Treatment

Cannabis use is associated with improved outcomes in opioid-dependent subjects undergoing outpatient treatment, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Researchers at Columbia University assessed the use of cannabinoids versus placebo in opioid-dependent subjects undergoing in-patient detoxification and outpatient treatment with naltrexone, an opiate receptor antagonist.

Investigators reported that the administration of oral THC (dronabinol) during the detoxification process lowered the…

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