The advantage of CBD is that it is legal and does not get the patient high. My book Medical Marijuana makes no bones about THC and the often beneficial and relaxing high that governmental officials are so afraid for people to enjoy. I personally know people who use it, as the native Indians did, for holy spiritual purposes. One can get lazy or one can get closer to God, marijuana is a highway to wherever you choose to go. Creativity is unleashed when one chooses to use natural substances instead of poisonous pharmaceuticals made from companies that have their basements in hell.
Treatment for alcoholism does not prescribe an easy cure for chemical dependency, but gives the individual all the tools with which to build a life based on promoting sobriety day to day. Since addiction and alcoholism effect almost every area of an individual’s life, the changes which will be made, while sometimes slow at first will be all encompassing. After completing detox and rehab, the maintenance of sobriety will be intrinsically connected to the willingness, openness and honesty put into living one’s life by a new set of principles and values. There is no single defining treatment appropriate for everyone, and generating treatment settings, interventions, and services to an individual’s particular problems and needs is critical to his or her ultimate success in returning to productive functioning in the family, workplace, and society. What is most important to remember is that treatment and long-term sobriety are about discovering how to accept help, and manage life’s challenges without needing to escape or find a quick fix. This new way of living will provide new meaning and direction and those with rich participation in recovery will achieve freedom and serenity.