Patients approaching Goulburn Valley Alcohol and Drug Service seeking help for Cannabis Misuse Disorder frequently say that they cannot stop drug use because they need cannabis to sleep.
Cannabis contains chemicals, including cannabidiol (CBD) which has the potential to improve mood, enhance sleep and reduce in cannabis use. It does not cause the ‘high’ normally associated with cannabis use.
In 2021 the TGA approved low-dose CBD for over-the-counter sale when products are registered. Other cannabis products require a permit and prescription. We set out to test whether low doses (200 mg) or high doses (400mg) of BD were superior to placebo in treating insomnia in cannabis smokers. The results of the study will be presented at the conference.
Vårin Eddy AOD Nurse Goulburn Valley Alcohol and Drug Service at Goulburn Valley Health
Vårin joined GVADS in 2019. She completed a Batchelor of Nursing in 2000, a Postgraduate Diploma in Rural Critical Care in 2003, Graduate Certificate in Drug and Alcohol Studies in 2020.
Vårin has been a part of creating the Joint Addiction and Mental Health project ECHO. Vårin is a Nurse Practitioner Candidate.
Sharon Hall AOD Nurse Goulburn Valley Alcohol and Drug Service at Goulburn Valley Health
Sharon has been and AOD nurse since 2016 & has been nursing for 20 years. Awarded a Bachelor of Nursing in 2006. Sharon specialised in mental health nursing before switching to AOD.
Sharon has been actively involved in creating the Joint Addiction and Mental Health project ECHO.