New Drug Curbs Pot Dependence
I'm Erin White with today's health news. Forpatients struggling with marijuana dependence, a new treatment option could be on the horizon.A new study from Brown University found that, when used in combination with addiction counseling,the epilepsy drug topiramate curbed marijuana use among young smokers significantly morethan counseling alone. However, many of the study patients couldn't tolerate the medication'sside effects.The most common side effects reported included depression, anxiety, coordinationand balance problems, weight loss and unusual sensations. Speak with your about newtreatments available for your condition.