Everyone has heard of Opioids, and their mean cousin Heroin, and the extremely negative effects of their use. If you’re not familiar with Opioids and the risk of using them as a prescription drug (Oxycodone, Percocet, Vicodin, etc) then let me lay out two quick facts: in 2017 Opioid deaths rose 9.6% from 2016 totaling a whopping 70,237 deaths. This is roughly equivalent to everyone in Temple, Texas dying in one year.
A growing population of the US is becoming more inclined to attaching an extremely negative stigma to Prescription & Street Opioids for good reason. For some people, no longer taking these Prescription Pain Killers isn’t an option – they live with daily pain that should be managed properly. Is CBD a good alternative to these deadly Opioids?
Although more study is needed to scientifically confirm or deny CBD’s ability to manage pain for someone who’s addicted to Prescription Drugs, we did find the following video from Consumer Reports extremely positive.