Dr. Dustin Sulak, regarded as one of the world’s leading practicing experts on medical cannabis, will be presenting a free public seminar with a free live stream direct from the University of Southern Maine. This groundbreaking event will focus on how medical cannabis can provide a major solution to the opioid addiction epidemic in America.
As the founder of Healer.com, Dr. Sulak is a renowned integrative medicine physician and has helped over 18,000 patients at his medical practices located in Maine.
During this live streamed event, Dr. Sulak will discuss how cannabis has helped many of his own patients with opioid addiction and the latest findings from scientific studies worldwide on this subject.
“We are in the throes of an opioid abuse crisis and are desperately searching for an answer. It’s time we acknowledge the solution that’s right in front of us and make this life-saving treatment available for those dependent on opioids. Cannabis has been proven to relieve chronic pain while reducing and replacing the use of opioids. It also relieves the symptoms of opioid withdrawal and decreases opioid craving. There is no toxic or lethal overdose of cannabis, and thousands of patients in Maine are already effectively using cannabis to replace opioids and other addictive substances. “ – Dr. Dustin Sulak
The medical providers at Dr. Sulak’s Integr8 Health are amazed by the results of cannabis in the treatment of chronic pain. Patient after patient tells a similar story, and it goes something like this: “I cut my opiate usage drastically, I’m sleeping better, feeling happy, and enjoying my life more, all with less side effects.”
A study published in the Harm Reduction Journal (2009) looked at 350 medical cannabis users, and found that 65% of them were using cannabis as a substitute for prescription drugs, 40% were using it as a substitute for alcohol, and 26% were using it as a substitute for illicit drugs. Three of the subjects used cannabis to help them quit smoking tobacco. The most common reasons for the substitution were less adverse side effects, better symptom management, and less withdrawal.
So while we all were told that cannabis is dangerous because it is a “gateway drug,” scientists are now calling it an, “exit drug” within the framework of harm reduction.1 The goal is to substitute a safer drug for one that’s more dangerous in patients who are unable to achieve total abstinence.
Discover more about the science of cannabis and how it could be an answer for the opioid epidemic across America. You can register for for free here.