The Subject of Addiction

September is National Recovery Month, but to us at Ology Essentials recovery is an every single day focus. This month I, Kayla, will be speaking at the Southern Hemp Expo about “Using Hemp CBD Against the Addiction Cycle.” The timing for this could not be better as myself and Keegan are working on the book, A Little Handbook about Addiction and the future of recovery that could include cannabis that is available on Amazon to pre-order on Kindle.

 Addiction is a very personal subject for us both. Kayla has been sober since January 27, 1992 and Keegan has been clean from a hard drug addiction since October 1, 2012. Keegan and I are writing this little A Little Handbook about Addiction and the future of recovery that could include cannabis to start the conversation about addiction and substance abuse and how hemp CBD may play a role in the future of treatment options. We are both deeply passionate about hemp and helping those struggling with addiction.

One of the nagging questions that also made me drag my feet originally about the whole idea of hemp CBD was my own misconception that hemp was so closely related to marijuana that there could have safety and addiction concerns. I did not want to expose myself to anything that could jeopardize my sobriety or anyone else’s. I am all too aware of my own addictive tendencies and want to be sensitive to others like me.  I am thrilled to tell you that hemp CBD is completely safe.

In December 2017 the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence came out with a statement declaring that cannabidiol (CBD) is not an addictive chemical and poses no threat to public health. The World Health Organization (WHO) also suggested that there is no scientific basis for prohibiting cannabidiol.

Stick with us as we explore that potential of using hemp CBD for addiction disorders over the coming months. You can pre-order a Kindle copy of A Little Handbook about Addiction and the future of recovery that could include cannabis on Amazon now.


The perception that addiction is something that happens to someone else is best stated by Cathryn Kemp, “I used to think a drug addict was someone who lived on the far edges of society. Wild-eyed, shaven-headed and living in a filthy squat. That was until I became one…”

There is not shame is becoming addicted to addictive substances. If you are struggling with addiction we highly recommend This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life by Annie Grace.


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Comments (2)

  • I am so proud of both you and Keegan. I met you after you were sober, but walked with you during the tough times with Keegan. You never gave up on him. Your example to him and to all of us is an inspiration. You will always be my hero!!

  • Thank you for addressing this important topic. I look forward to reading the handbook. Thanks also for the Annie Grace and other referrals.

    John J Kells

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