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Coming out of the military and adjusting to civilian life can be challenging -- to say the least. Just ask Jake Scallen, an Iraq War veteran who had to deal with PTSD and insomnia. Put on a cocktail of drugs, he described life as often “unbearable.” Although never being much of a cannabis user, he turned to the plant at the advice of a friend. He claims it’s been a "godsend." Or, former law enforcement officer and veteran, Roger Martin, who dealt with years of insomnia and chronic pain, ultimately developing a dependency on prescription opioids. A cannabis skeptic, Martin eventually found cannabis helped him cope with chronic pain, sleep better, and get off of more dangerous prescription medications. Nonetheless, cannabis is not a panacea for everyone, so we'll explore the complex issues surrounding cannabis as a treatment. And, in particular, issues unique to veterans.

For free downloadable resources and show notes, visit the episode page on Zana HealthLab (www.http://zanahealthlab.com/insomnia3).
Coming out of the military and adjusting to civilian life can be challenging -- to say the least. Just ask Jake Scallen, an Iraq War veteran who had to deal with PTSD and insomnia. Put on a cocktail of drugs, he described life as often “unbearable.” Although never being much of a cannabis user, he turned to the plant at the advice of a friend. He claims it’s been a "godsend." Or, former law enforcement officer and veteran, Roger Martin, who dealt with years of insomnia and chronic pain, ultimately developing a dependency on prescription opioids. A cannabis skeptic, Martin eventually found cannabis helped him cope with chronic pain, sleep better, and get off of more dangerous prescription medications. Nonetheless, cannabis is not a panacea for everyone, so we'll explore the complex issues surrounding cannabis as a treatment. And, in particular, issues unique to veterans. For free downloadable resources and show notes, visit the episode page on Zana HealthLab (www.http://zanahealthlab.com/insomnia3). read more read less

6 years ago #cannabis, #insomnia, #marijuana, #ptsd, #veterans