Cannabis As A Substitute For Alcohol And Other Drugs

Alcohol Dependence / Abuse

Key Findings

Forty percent have used cannabis as a substitute for alcohol, 26% as a substitute for illicit drugs and 66% as a substitute for prescription drugs. The most common reasons given for substituting were: less adverse side effects (65%), better symptom management (57%), and less withdrawal potential (34%) with cannabis.

Information and Links


Link: Cannabis As A Substitute For Alcohol And Other Drugs

Year: 2009

DOI: 10.1186/1477-7517-6-35


Ratings

(How Ratings Work)

Alcohol Dependence / Abuse — 3


Likely probability of the efficacy of cannabis for treatment of Alcohol Dependence / Abuse according to the results found in this study.

Drugs Used

Cannabis