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Using psychedelics to treat opioid use disorder

Opioids are prescription medications or street drugs derived from the opium poppy plant. Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a mental disorder that involves the harmful use of opioids or dependence on them. Symptoms may include a strong desire or difficulty in controlling use, persistent use despite harmful consequences, or physical withdrawal states. Opioid use in …

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Study Finds Older Adults Using Cannabis to Treat Common Health Conditions

Data Indicates 61 Percent of Patients Who Used Cannabis Began After Age 60 With growing interest in its potential health benefits and new legislation favoring legalization in more states, cannabis use is becoming more common among older adults. University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report that older adults use cannabis primarily for …

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