Key Findings

Substantial evidence implicates endocannabinoids in the regulation of affective states. The authors speculate that endocannabinoids may play a protective role in preventing drug dependence by buffering the stress activation associated with withdrawal.

Information and Links


Link: The dark side of emotion: the addiction perspective

Year: 2015

DOI: 10.1016/j.ejphar.2014.11.044


Ratings

(How Ratings Work)

Addiction to Nicotine — 3


Likely probability of the efficacy of cannabis for treatment of Addiction to Nicotine according to the results found in this study.

Addiction to Opiod Based Pain Killers — 3


Likely probability of the efficacy of cannabis for treatment of Addiction to Opiod Based Pain Killers according to the results found in this study.

Addiction to Crack or Cocaine — 3


Likely probability of the efficacy of cannabis for treatment of Addiction to Crack or Cocaine according to the results found in this study.

Stress — 3


Likely probability of the efficacy of cannabis for treatment of Stress according to the results found in this study.

Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD) — 3


Likely probability of the efficacy of cannabis for treatment of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD) according to the results found in this study.

Drugs Used

Endocannabinoids