Skip to content
(406) 926-1227 — hello@thehopecenter.us — 2145 South Avenue West, Missoula, MT

Cannabis as a substitute for alcohol and other drugs

Source: Harm Reduction Journal

Published: December 3, 2009

Topic: 

Brief

Substitution can be operationalized as the conscious choice to use one drug (legal or illicit) instead of, or in conjunction with, another due to issues such as: perceived safety; level of addiction potential; effectiveness in relieving symptoms; access and level of acceptance. This practice of substitution has been observed among individuals using cannabis for medical purposes. This study examined drug and alcohol use, and the occurrence of substitution among medical cannabis patients.