Tu sei qui: Home > J Cannabis Ther > Cannabis as a Substitute for Alcohol: A Harm-Reduction Approach

J Cannabis Ther 2004(1):79-93

Alcohol Dependency

Cannabis as a Substitute for Alcohol: A Harm-Reduction Approach

Author
T. H. Mikuriya

Abstract
Ninety-two Northern Californians who use cannabis as an alternative to alcohol obtained letters of approval from the author. Their records were reviewed to determine characteristics of the cohort and efficacy of the treatment, which was defined as reduced harm to the patient. All patients reported benefit, indicating that for at least a subset of alcoholics, cannabis use is associated with reduced drinking. The cost of alcoholism to individual patients and society at large warrants testing of the cannabis-substitution approach and study of the drug-of-choice phenomenon.

Keywords
Addiction, alcohol, alcoholism, cannabis, depression, drug-of-choice, harm reduction, marijuana, pain

PDF del testo completo ]

Rivista

Members only

 Please click here to visit the Members Only Area with a film to honour Prof Raphael Mechoulam, 
Please click here to become a member.

IACM on Twitter

Follow us on twitter @IACM_Bulletin where you can send us inquiries and receive updates on research studies and news articles.