What you need to know about CBD use in Orange County is that CBD has not thoroughly been studied yet. Therefore, there is no way to tell at this point if these products are safe or dangerous to use.

These products are not regulated, so you really have no idea what you are getting when you purchase them; or if the ingredients listed and their quantities are accurate or not. Nor do we know for sure how these products may interact with prescription medications for other issues.

Are there benefits to CBD products?

Are there benefits to CBD products? Again there need to be more studies, but for some yes there are benefits such as:

  • Lowers paid
  • Reduces stress and anxiety

It is also currently used for the following conditions:

  • Parkinson’s
  • Diabetes
  • Schizophrenia
  • Multiple sclerosis

Again we cannot stress enough that research on CBD products is limited and more needs to be done.

Can CBD products lead to addiction or have adverse effects?

As there has been so little research so far, we are unsure if CBD products will lead to addiction or have adverse effects on those who use them.

What are some of the adverse effects you could experience? Following is a list of just some of the negative effects:

  • Liver damage
  • Drowsiness – do not operate a vehicle while using CBD products
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mood changes such as anger, irritability, and irritation
  • Interactions with other drugs and alcohol
  • For men, a lack of fertility

Remember, at this time is impossible to know if these products are safe and effective for everyone or have the stated ingredients on the label. More research and studies need to be conducted before we have an accurate idea of if these products work, have adverse effects, or are addicting.

Should recovering addicts use these products?

We cannot honestly recommend the use of these products for people who have successfully completed a rehab program and are in recovery. In addition, having become addicted to alcohol or drugs already, the probability of becoming addicted to something else has increased, so it is not a good idea to use products that are not approved or regulated by the FDA.

449 Recovery teaches patients to have a plan to deal with stress and anxiety that is centered on a support group, healthy eating, and exercise. CBD products may calm stress and anxiety for some, but for addicts, it can have a devastating effect causing you to become addicted to something else. Therefore, we strongly urge you to stay away from CBD products and products like it.

If you are ready to get sober and clean, contact 449 Recovery about our program, therapies used, and payment options. We provide our patients a safe space that is clean and healthy to recover while they learn tools and techniques to maintain a sober and clean lifestyle. We even refer patients to sober living housing and therapists to help them reach sobriety. Contact us today!