Clinical Studies and Case Reports

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TitleCannabis as a Substitute for Alcohol: A Harm-Reduction Approach
Author(s)Mikuriya TH
Journal, Volume, IssueJ Cannabis Ther 2004;4(1):79-93.
Major outcome(s)Cannabis is a successful substituent of alcohol
IndicationDependency/withdrawalAbstract
MedicationCannabis;Nabilone

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.

Route(s)Inhalation
Dose(s)
Duration (days)
Participants92 patients with alcohol dependence
DesignUncontrolled case report
Type of publicationMedical journal
Address of author(s)Tod H. Mikuriya, MD, 1186 Sterling Avenue, Berkeley,CA 94798-1757
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