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Executive Editor Michael Roy speaks with Yasmin Hurd, Ph.D., about her research on the potential of cannabidiol (CBD) to reduce cue-induced craving and anxiety, two critical features of addiction that often contribute to relapse and continued drug use, in drug-abstinent individuals with heroin use disorder.
- What has past research with CBD shown in terms of its function as a treatment for mental illness? [2:29]
- Why the present study examined the potential of CBD to moderate craving and anxiety, and how these reactions were triggered among participants [4:14]
- How did the study team decide to evaluate CBD at two different doses? [5:54]
- Main findings of the study [7:42]
- Discussion of secondary outcomes and adverse events [9:02]
- Take-home messages for mental health professionals and the general public [11:37]
- Thoughts on how the medical use of CBD will fit in to the broader trend of the relaxation of marijuana laws throughout the United States [13:28]
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