Symptoms of Alcohol Abuse
Alcohol dependency develops when you drink so much that chemical changes in the brain occur. These changes increase the pleasurable feelings you get when you drink alcohol, which makes you want to drink more often, even if it causes harm.
As could be expected among patients seeking physician approval to treat alcoholism with cannabis, all reported that they'd found it "very effective"
Several of the studies indicate that cannabinoid therapies are proving effective at combating multiple facets of the alcoholic mind, including curbing abuse and dependence, right down to alleviating the brutal symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.
As for chronic alcoholics, there is also evidence that cannabis could prove beneficial during the recovery process. “The Journal of Neuroscience” found that because cannabinoids (the active compounds in marijuana) have the ability to act as a “neuroprotective shields,” cannabinoid therapies might be able to infiltrate the damage caused to the brain stemming during withdrawal.
Researchers have concluded that cannabinoids used as a replacement for total sobriety, a philosophy associated with 12-step programs, might assist in easing the cravings for drink and make the road to recovery less of a struggle.