Amphetamine Addiction and Medical Marijuana Use

Amphetamines are a type of central nervous stimulant that is used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy, and obesity. However, many people who have an addiction illness abuse the stimulant illegally, despite the fact that it has both positive and negative effects.

Amphetamine Addiction and Treatment

The American Addiction Center lists Adderall, Dexedrine, and Vyvanse as examples of central nervous stimulants that are used to treat ADHD. Many people seek out the side effects of stimulant medications because they believe that with a pill, they can do things better than without it. For example, according to Time magazine’s 2010 coverage of research from the University of Pennsylvania showing how Adderall and Ritalin are misused by academic students who use them to enhance their concentration on their

Students may take amphetamines by mouth and on an occasional basis, but individuals with addiction issues find it difficult to stop taking the drug. Additionally, people with addiction problems use amphetamines in a variety of ways, including snorting, smoking, and injecting it to achieve a quicker high. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) tracks illicit amphetamines known as Crank, Ice, Speed, and Uppers on the black market. According to a 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), prescription or black market amphetamines abuse is widespread, with 1.8 percent of the population 12 years old and older using the drugs illegally.

Amphetamines are both highly addictive and have several negative side effects. Amphetamine addiction has many undesirable long-term consequences, including weight loss, sleeplessness, headache, and death.  

The Role of THC and CBD in Amphetamine Addiction Treatment

There are several reasons why THC and CBD may be beneficial in treating amphetamine addiction. Medical cannabis have the ability to reduce anxiety and sadness, two symptoms that many amphetamine abuse patients experience.

In a 2013 Neuroscience research, cannabinoids in a pharmaceutical form were found to aid in the treatment of opiate and heroin addiction. In 2019, proof that CBD therapy can work for cocaine and methamphetamine abuse was published in the journal Molecules, after six years of speculation.

According to a recent study published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, Medical marijuana and CBD’s inflammatory qualities may help amphetamine-induced liver and brain damage repair. According to a 2011 study published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, THC and CBD have anti-inflammatory properties that may help relieve signs of addiction. There is still a lot of debate regarding the usage of medical cannabis to treat amphetamine addiction, with some people claiming that one drug is being substituted for another. However, only time will tell if THC and CBD can assist addiction problems in the long run.

*DigiDrs is not offering this as professional medical advice. Do not attempt to self diagnose, or prescribe treatment based on the information provided in these pages. Consult a physician before making decisions on the treatment of any of these medical conditions.

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