opioid addiction in pa

Medical Marijuana
For Opioid Abuse

To qualify for medical marijuana in PA, you must be diagnosed by a qualified professional. If you suffer from opioid addiction, we can help.

marijuana for opioid abuse
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I had an absolutely wonderful experience. Nurse Shelly was so patient and understanding. Dr. Metcalf was so nice & everyone explained everything so well! I’d recommend them to anyone!

Opioid abuse is a problem we see too often. According to the CDC, there have been 3 waves of opioid overdoses that killed over half a million Americans in the years ranging from 1999-2019. Medical Marijuana Specialists are here to help you find a healthier way to deal with pain. We believe in the healing power of cannabis, backing it with science more and more everyday. You are not alone. There are alternatives.

What are opioids?

Opioids are a class of drugs found in the poppy plant  that work in the brain to produce a variety of effects, including the relief of pain. Opioids can range from prescription medications to street drugs, such as heroin. They are highly addictive and account for more than 70,000 deaths a year in the U.S. Approximately 4% of those deaths occur in Pennsylvania.

Some of the most common types of opioid are:

  • Opium
  • Heroin
  • Codeine
  • Oxycodone
  • Hydrocodone
  • Tramadol
  • Morphine
  • Hydromorphone
  • Fentanyl
  • Carfentanil

Signs of opioid abuse:

Many opioid addictions start while attempting to manage pain. The issue develops as it takes more and more of the drug to satisfy the pain as well as the new arising cravings it creates. It is important to be mindful and take note of these symptoms. If your pain is persisting, physical therapy paired with medical cannabis and CBD are a wonderful and highly effective alternative.

  • Uncontrollable cravings
  • The inability to control  use
  • Fatigue and tiredness
  • Sleeping habits tend to change
  • Weight loss
  • Frequent flu-like symptoms
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Lack of hygiene
  • Isolation and stealing from family or friends
  • Financial difficulties

How we can help.

Medical Marijuana Specialists is here to guide you through the process of finally getting certified, not just for your marijuana certification, but for a new, pain and addiction free life. We will answer any questions you have on our free Nurse Hotline, available to all Pennsylvania residents. We will even get you certified right over the phone. It is really that simple. Your Medical Marijuana Specialist will take care of the heavy lifting for you. If you are ready now, simply fill out this form and some one will be right with you within business hours.

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Medical marijuana for opioid addiction

An estimated 10 million people a year abuse opioids at one point or another. Cbd had been shown in clinical studies to reduce drug craving and anxiety in people recovering from heroin.

There are many benefits in rehabilitation for drug abuse with medical cannabis and CBD. As the endocannibinoid system resets to balance your body, best paired with therapy, you can set yourself free from addiction and pain.

How do I get my medical marijuana card?

In order to qualify opioid abuse or addiction for medical marijuana in PA you must first be diagnosed by a qualified professional such as your PCP.

If you have not yet been diagnosed, but think you may qualify, we can refer you to the right place to receive the correct assessment and documentation. Just CALL US and we will assist you!

Once you have received your diagnosis, all you have to do is call 1-833-667-4665. We will complete your certification right over the phone!

marijuana and opioid addiction in pa