Alcohol dependence, or alcoholism, is a chronic disease defined by uncontrolled usage of alcohol that interferes with mental and physical health. If an individual resumes drinking after a long abstinence and gets heavy alcohol intoxication over a short period of time, this person is also alcohol dependant. A binge drinker may quickly become alcohol dependant without even noticing it.
Frequent appearance of information on medical marijuana in hit news evokes interest for this topic. A number of conducted researches presented the results reflecting the benefits of medical marijuana use. As this information is becoming more and more opened for use, people can learn more about marijuana benefits and its advantages over conventional treatments. Despite all its benefits and successful healing, the access to marijuana is strictly limited and controlled by the governments all over the world. So many people who have alcohol dependence can’t get a chance of getting an alternative treatment with medical marijuana to overcome the condition without fear being stigmatized.
The effectiveness of medical marijuana as an alternative option for treatment sometimes is considered controversial, because of a number of different researches stating the patients may become addicted to marijuana. This issue was particularly studied and it was found that marijuana has no addiction or other harmful effects on health, unlike most of prescribed opiates recommended by doctors. It is clear, that this nationwide problem should be solved by finding an alternative treatment for alcohol dependence as people responds inadequately to opioid treatment.
Due to a number of studies conducted by scientists, doctors and scientific researchers prove the benefits of medical marijuana treatment of alcohol dependence, the process of its legalization started in US. And it is very logical, because controlled administration of medical marijuana is proved to provide symptomatic relief of alcohol withdrawal symptom. Any symptoms or mental disorders as anxiety, depression, pain, nausea and sleeplessness, caused by alcohol dependence could be effectively treated by medical marijuana.