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Hosted by Addiction Medicine Specialist Dr Ferghal Armstrong and Dr Thileepan Naren. With topical discussions on all aspects of addiction medicine. New Episodes weekly.Visit our website for more information and free courses https://www.meducate.com.au/courses

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Hosted by Addiction Medicine Specialist Dr Ferghal Armstrong and Dr Thileepan Naren. With topical discussions on all aspects of addiction medicine. New Episodes weekly.Visit our website for more information and free courses https://www.meducate.com.au/courses

    Synthetic cannabis

    Synthetic cannabis

    In this episode of Cracking Addiction we discuss the variety within the
    class of synthetic cannabinoids, symptoms of synthetic cannabis
    intoxications, side effects and complication of synthetic cannabis usage
    and specific considerations in withdrawal management.
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    • 14 min
    Cannabis withdrawal management

    Cannabis withdrawal management

    In the latest episode of Cracking Addiction we discuss the symptoms of
    cannabis withdrawal syndrome and the duration that can be expected for
    these symptoms, the common reasons that people use cannabis and how to
    manage these symptoms post cannabis withdrawal, the pharmacological
    management options for cannabis withdrawal which is largely symptomatic
    management and also the the common clinical scenarios of comorbid
    dependency with cannabis and other substances such as tobacco and
    caffeine and the need to often manage withdrawal of other substances
    whilst managing cannabis withdrawal.
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    • 16 min
    Cannabis use disorder

    Cannabis use disorder

    In this episode of Cracking Addiction we discuss the symptoms of
    cannabis use disorder and cannabis intoxication, the different
    preparations of cannabis and the THC contents of these various
    preparations, the harms associated with cannabis use, the harms of
    cannabis when compared with tobacco and alcohol usage, the risk factors
    for developing cannabis use disorder, how to identify a person with
    cannabis use disorder, the social determinants impacting substance use
    and the classifications systems for cannabis use disorder mainly DSM 5
    and ICD 11.
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    • 26 min
    Cannabidiol (CBD)

    Cannabidiol (CBD)

    In this episode of Cracking Addiction we discuss cannabidiol (CBD) and
    discuss the clinical effects of CBD, how CBD acts on the cannabinoid
    receptors, the clinical indications for CBD products, the potential
    areas where CBD may have the most clinical benefit and discuss the lack
    of psychoactive properties of CBD. We also discuss the risks associated
    with CBD and how to counsel patients on these risks. Finally we discuss
    the potential future role of CBD in the management of chronic pain and
    people on high dose opioids and also in the treatment of cannabis use
    disorder.
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    • 16 min
    THC

    THC

    In this episode of Cracking Addiction we discuss delta 9
    tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and how it interacts with the cannabinoid
    receptors and how this interaction with the receptors causes its effects
    on the body. We also explore the clinical effects of THC, side effects
    of THC and the clinical indications for THC products.
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    • 16 min
    The Endocannabinoid system

    The Endocannabinoid system

    In this episode of Cracking Addiction we discuss the endocannabinoid
    system, the different types of endocannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2,
    the location of the different receptors, the endogenous ligands of
    cannabinoid receptors and their synthesis and breakdown and briefly
    touch on the two best known cannabinoids THC and cannabidiol.
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    • 19 min

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