Severe withdrawal symptoms can also play a part in the need for people to continue to use their substance of choice. The negative effects of withdrawal may include abdominal cramps, anxiety, diarrhea, elevated heart rate, nausea, and vomiting. Symptoms can be mild or they could become incredibly severe, depending on history, frequency of use, and an individual’s body chemistry.
When withdrawal symptoms are severe and the individual knows they can get rid of them by using again, people who are struggling with addiction may not see much value in simply waiting it out when they’re suffering from withdrawal. CBD may not remove these symptoms entirely but when used as part of a complete treatment plan it can be a valuable tool that does not create further dependency or side effects.