Greener Pastures Recovery

Portland, Maine 04103

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CBD Feeds Your "Bliss" Molecule, Eases Withdrawal From Drug Addiction.


Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of many cannabinoids in the cannabis plant that has proven to be beneficial for many diseases and disorders. Its anti-inflammatory, neuroprotectant, analgesic and anxiolytic properties have been recognized and researched for decades. It treats arthritis, neurological disorders (MS, ALS, Parkinson’s, etc), Crohn’s disease, chronic pain and mental illness just to name a few.

CBD is an integral part of Greener Pastures PAT (Plant-Assisted Therapy) protocol for treating substance use disorder (SUD.) CBD helps ease cravings and symptoms of Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS.) CBD actually increases our own endogenous cannabinoids vital for our homeostasis (physical, cellular stability and balance.) Particularly, anandamide - known as the “bliss” molecule - assists to ease PAWS due to the fact that it directly interacts with the pleasure and motivation areas of our brain. So CBD increases our own “feel good” chemistry and promotes a healthy endocannabinoid system (ECS.)

Anandamide is a neurotransmitter produced in the brain that

binds to the cannabinoid receptors. It's been called the “bliss molecule,” aptly named after ananda, the Sanskrit word for “joy, bliss, or happiness.” It is considered an endocannabinoid — a substance produced in the body that binds to cannabinoid receptors.

There are many ways to use CBD: inhalation as a vapor or smoking, sublingually as a tincture, ingested as a capsule or edible, topically as a cream and also as a suppository. We use tinctures and vapor inhalation predominantly at Greener Pastures for the quick effect of diminishing cravings and easing PAWS. Other CBD products in the apothecary: bath bombs, Transformation Pain Cream and CBD capsules. In our entryway, we have an enormous basket of delicious CBD lollipops, courtesy of Hippy Chick Natural Solutions, a fantastic Maine CBD company! Greener Pastures Recovery House Alumni especially love this hospitality!

Remarkably, we have even seen clients cut down on cigarette smoking while at Greener Pastures Recovery House as they utilize CBD daily. Imagine that?! Rehab clients dealing with the rigors and struggle of early recovery from heroin, cocaine, alcohol and opiates typically smoke MORE, not less! Daily CBD use seems to lead to reduction in cigarette smoking; that's a win-win-win! Cannabidiol is only one medicinal compound in one of the many plant-based formulas that we have in the Greener Pastures Apothecary. All the natural supplements and botanicals that we offer work synergistically with each other to promote accelerated homeostasis in early recovery, which empowers relapse-prevention and creates a stronger foundation for long-term recovery.

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