Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the chemicals found in the cannabis plant. Because it is not a euphoria-inducing product and is legal in all 50 states, CBD is generally allowed in sober living homes unless specifically noted in your check-in contract. CBD is used by many people in and out of recovery. In addition, there are CBD products approved by the FDA for the treatment of certain forms of seizure disorders. It’s important to note that CBD can contain up to .3% THC, which may occur depending on the extraction process and the plant from which the CBD is drawn.
Why Take CBD To a Sober Living Home?
CBD is helpful for many conditions. For example, CBD can be taken under the tongue to reduce anxiety and fight insomnia. Others may take CBD as an edible to allow them to stay asleep and fight chronic pain that wakes them. CBD can also be used as a topical for sore joints or inflamed muscles. Finally, many people microdose with a vaping pen to fight anxiety and maintain focus. Again, CBD is commonly used to fight
- attention deficit challenges
Every user finds their best dosage methodology over time. Because CBD is non-addictive and doesn’t get people high, the benefits of using this product on a maintenance basis is quite useful. The key to using CBD as a tool to help you move through the sober living home training process is to remember that it’s not the only tool. Don’t pin all of your hopes for recovery on CBD. Learn to manage stress through other activities.
Agreements to Consider
There are some CBD producers that also sell THC products. If you are moving into a sober living home, you may have to be willing to get your THC order checked by leaders of the group home to make sure that the packaging is intact. For best results, carry in a sealed product that contains only a CBD isolate, which is certified to be completely THC free. Make sure that your doctor, your therapists and your counselors are well aware of your CBD use. Again, this is a legal product. You could carry this in a pocket or a purse and not be breaking the law. However, by entering a sober living home, you agree to have your health monitored by medical professionals. Make sure you share your CBD use and your CBD dosage intentions with those leading the facility you’re attending before you enter the home.
Fighting Addiction With CBD: Positive Action
Substance abuse is an illness. The trigger that recovering addicts struggle with is a terribly powerful compulsion. Seeking out the release and relief offered by drugs becomes a life or death brain situation for many addicts. The idea of going without the drug can create unmanageable stress. CBD offers a break from stress. The chemical makeup of CBD works in such a way that it breaks the stress of craving. By the time you’re ready to move into a sober living home, you have probably survived physical detox and are on the way to health. To break the brain habit of yearning for the drug, CBD can help you break away from the craving, the anxiety, and the brain process that returns, again and again, to a desire for the drug.
If you’re already managing your stress well, adding CBD probably won’t make much of a difference in your recovery process. However, if your desire to use creates an uncomfortable craving that gets in your way of enjoying clean living, a microdose of CBD can help you get a handle on your thoughts. Microdosing can also help you get on top of nerve pain. A 25 mg dose before med can make it possible to sleep. A gummie can help you stay asleep. You have the right to access legal products that help you break the bonds of dangerous drugs. However, your sober living counselors will also encourage you to fight stress with moderate exercise, a healthy diet, and mindfulness training.
You will gain many tools during your time in a sober living home. Our counselors are available 24 hours a day. Call 614-705-0611 with your questions and concerns.