Fast Facts about Medical Cannabis and Opioids: Minimizing Opioid Use Through Cannabis

Editor/Author Smith, Gregory L., Smith, Kevin F. and Wright, Nikki
Publication Year: 2021
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-82-614299-3
Category: Health & Medicine - Medicine
Image Count: 33
Book Status: Available
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Fast Facts About Medical Cannabis and Opioids delves into the epidemiology behind chronic pain, what the endocannabinoid system is, and how it works. It examines the complex interactions of opiates, cannabinoids, and the central nervous system, and answers key questions about different types of medical cannabis to promote open, honest conversations.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part I: The Opioid Epidemic
  • 1. Chronic Pain and Opioids
  • 2. Current Costs of the Opioid Epidemic
  • 3. Opioid Use Disorder
  • Part II: Overview of Cannabis
  • 4. History and Legality of Cannabis
  • 5. Overview of the Endocannabinoid System
  • Part III: Cannabinoids
  • 6. Cannabinoids and Terpenes
  • 7. Synthetic Cannabinoid Pharmaceuticals
  • 8. Isolate Cannabinoid Pharmaceuticals
  • Part IV: Medical Marijuana
  • 9. Medical Marijuana and Bioavailability
  • 10. Side Effects of Cannabis Use
  • Part V: Chronic Pain Management
  • 11. Causes of Chronic Pain
  • 12. Treating Chronic Pain With Opioids
  • 13. Treating Chronic Pain With Cannabinoids
  • Part VI: Cannabinoids and the Opioid Crisis
  • 14. Cannabinoid and Opioid Interactions
  • 15. Cannabis as an Adjunct to Opioids
  • 16. Opioid Sparing With Cannabinoids
  • Appendix A. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
  • Appendix B. National Institutes of Drug Abuse Quick Screen and NIDA-Modified ASSIST Screenings for Opioid Use Disorder
  • Appendix C. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Calculating Total Daily Dose of Opioids for Safer Dosage