Effects of cannabidiol in alcohol use disorder

Brief description of study

The purpose of this research study is to see how safe and effective cannabidiol (CBD) is for the treatment of alcohol dependence. We also would like to assess its effects on thinking, behavior and habits of people with Alcohol Use disorder. CBD is a naturally occurring, non-psychoactive compound that is found in the marijuana plant. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have not approved CBD as a safe or effective treatment for any health condition. Therefore, the use of CBD to treat any disorder is considered experimental. When used in animal studies CBD has shown reduction in drinking. There have been no studies done in alcohol dependent patients. CBD works by activating receptors in the brain that might affect the way you respond to stressful situations. Even though CBD is found in the marijuana plant, it does not make people feel “high” the same way that marijuana does.

Clinical Study Identifier: s17-01001
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03252756

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