This page contains online links to informational sources
on the topics of cannabis and recovery.

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Can Medical Marijuana Curb Heroin Addiction?

Can We Unlock Marijuana’s Potential as an “Exit Drug”?

Considering Marijuana Maintenance: Cannabis as a Substitution Therapy for Alcoholism

Here’s How Many People Fatally Overdosed on Marijuana Last Year (2015)

How I Smoked My Way Sober

“Marijuana Recovery” The newest option for recovering substance addicts?

Marijuana Use Helped Me Kick My Opiate Addiction – It Could Help Others

Medical Marijuana and Alcoholism

Opioid Addiction Being Treated With Medical Marijuana in Massachusetts

Secret “Sober” Pot Smokers

Study: Patients Substitute Cannabis For Booze, Prescription Drugs

Study Shows Marijuana Often Substituted for Alcohol and Other Drugs

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

The real ‘gateway drug’ is 100% legal

The science behind cannabinoids is clear: marijuana helps brain achieve breakthroughs in learning, consciousness and understanding

Using Medical Marijuana Doesn’t Increase Risk of Drug Abuse, Study Concludes

What is harm reduction? (Harm Reduction International)


smoking weed in AA

The Alcoholic Fights for His Herb by “Mr. W.”


A safer alternative: Cannabis substitution as harm reduction

Can Cannabis Be Considered a Substitute Medication for Alcohol?

Cannabis as a Substitute for Alcohol: A Harm-Reduction Approach (Tod H. Mikuriya, MD)

Cannabis Substitution: Harm Reduction Treatment for Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (Tod H. Mikuriya, MD & Jerry Mandel, PhD)

Pregnenolone Can Protect the Brain from Cannabis Intoxication

Use of prescription pain medications among medical cannabis patients: comparisons of pain levels, functioning, and patterns of alcohol and other drug use.


Cannabis Substitution: Marijuana Maintenance as Addiction Treatment (Featuring: Amanda Reiman, PhD and Kenneth Anderson, MA)

Dr. Oz & Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil on Using Marijuana for Pain

Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Is Wrong

Marijuana Maintenance: Cannabis for Alcohol Dependence (Featuring: Kenneth Anderson of HAMS Network)

Trading Opiates for Marijuana to Treat Pain

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