Christian, a 33-year-old father of four and a Veteran of the United States Army serving eight years, advocates for both medical and recreational marijuana to provide patients with PTSD an alternative to traditional pharmaceuticals.
As the stigma associated with cannabis is slowly fading, and more clinical research studies are being conducted, the benefits of medical marijuana in treating cancer symptoms is becoming apparent in the medical community.
Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) is a substance use disorder relating to the use of an opioid. Signs of the disorder include a strong desire to use opioids, an increased tolerance to opioids, and difficulty reducing use and withdrawal symptoms associated with discontinuation.
Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is a condition that leads to repeated and severe bouts of vomiting. CHS is rare and only occurs in daily long-term users of cannabis. Because many healthcare workers are unaware of this condition, diagnosis is not always straightforward.
With the current state of unrest, living amongst a pandemic, and managing daily stressors, meditation and yoga can offer us a way to control anxiety, reduce stress, and find an overall sense of well-being.