There is no overstating the trauma a member of the military may experience while serving.
As they return home, this trauma can express itself through issues of mental health, like post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and addiction. Increasingly, veterans are turning to CBD as an effective solution that can help them return to the typical rhythms of home life.
The Military and CBD
Before going into the benefits of CBD for military veterans, it’s essential to discuss the military’s stance. While the enacting of recent federal legislation essentially legalized CBD, the Federal Drug Administration does not test CBD products for their levels of THC, which remains illegal on the federal level. So, using CBD for sleep disorders and nightmares, for example, may still result in a failed drug trust due to the product containing THC.
Using CBD for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
CBD has many positive psychoactive effects that may help those who’ve served. It reduces anxiety, for one. Many veterans also use CBD for predator stress and sleep disorders. More relevantly, though, is its use in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. While testing is still ongoing, the early results show a positive correlation between CBD use and reduced PTSD symptoms. Importantly, patients haven’t reported additional side effects when using CBD. If you think CBD may help you deal with the trauma service, make sure to consult with your doctor. You can also contact us at [email protected] with any questions.