Tag: pain

The Benefits of CBD: Fact or Fiction?

CBD productsWith the recent legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts, the cannabis industry has been booming. CBD or cannabidiol products haven’t only been used for recreation, but many believe that these oils, gummies and topicals may serve as natural remedies for the fol:

  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Anxiety
  • Epilepsy
  • Depression
  • Acne

Additionally, many individuals have confidence that CBD products may help those who suffer from autism or other neurobehavioral disorders, easing hypersensitivities to things, such as light and sound.

But, do they work?

The Pain Brought on by Opioids

pills in handGuest bloggers: Amy Wachholtz, PhD, MDiv, health psychologist, and Padma Sankaran, MA, research assistant

Massachusetts is facing a growing epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose deaths. Recent statistics from the Worcester DPH shows 33 overdose deaths and 756 non-fatal reported overdose cases in the past year. With proper prevention, treatment and recovery support, this epidemic can be successfully handled when this is considered as a chronic brain disease.