Opioid addiction is an epidemic in the United States, taking the lives of about 47,000 Americans in a single year. The team at Natural Green Remedies offers holistic treatment for opioid addiction with medical cannabis. They provide medical marijuana card consultations for patients in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding New Jersey areas who have been diagnosed with opioid use disorder. For natural opioid addiction treatment, call or book an appointment online today.
Opioids are a class of medications that relieve pain. They act on the opioid receptors in your brain, reducing the perception of pain. Opioids also cause side effects, including:
At high doses, opioids can affect respiration. This is very dangerous because people who become addicted to opioids often take higher doses than they should. An opioid overdose can be fatal.
Taking opioids changes our brain. Over time, your body gets used to taking opioids, and you may need a higher dose to achieve the same effect. Eventually, you become dependent on opioids. Dependence causes you to experience withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking opioids.
When you’re addicted to opioids, you may find it extremely difficult to stop taking them. You may continue to use them even though opioid use interferes with work, school, or your personal life. Opioid addiction may also cause you to give up activities and hobbies that once made you happy.
Treatment for opioid addiction often involves medication-assisted treatment. This treatment combines behavioral therapy with medications that reduce opioid cravings and control withdrawal symptoms.
But medication-assisted treatment isn’t accessible to everybody and the demand far outweighs the supply. Natural Green Remedies helps adults with opioid addiction find an alternative to medication-assisted treatment with medical cannabis.
More research is necessary to fully understand the role cannabis plays in opioid addiction. However, states where medical marijuana is legal, such as Pennsylvania and New Jersey, have much lower rates of deaths due to opioid overdose.
Your first step in obtaining a medical marijuana card is to schedule a consultation at Natural Green Remedies. A medical doctor discusses your symptoms and explains the risks and benefits of using cannabis to treat opioid addiction.
Then, they provide you with a written certificate that you can take to a dispensary to get the recommended dose of cannabis.
If you have a diagnosis of opioid use disorder and want to learn more about the benefits of medical cannabis, call Natural Green Remedies, or book an appointment online today.