The founding member of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby, replied to a follower’s tweet and gave crucial advice on painkillers based on his own experience in relation to drug abuse.

David Crosby is one of the most social rockstars of all time, and he often uses his social media accounts to share his views on numerous matters and to keep in touch with his fans and followers. Recently, Crosby replied to one of his followers’ questions about alternatives to painkillers, basing his advice on his own experience.

As you may already know, David Crosby’s life took a dark turn due to his addiction to heroin, cocaine, and drugs. He even spent 5 months in prison in 1986. In addition to those, he survived multiple heart attacks, a liver transplant, and suffered chronic shoulder pain.

Thus, his advice might be regarded as valuable, considering that he has experienced addiction and knows the risks, and he has also suffered numerous illnesses. As a response to his follower, he suggested that they use CBD oil as a mild painkiller because it does not have any side effects. He also warned them about the risks of drug addiction arguing that even one month is enough for a person to get addicted.

In the past, Crosby had claimed that it was cannabis and CBD that helped him deal with his chronic shoulder pain and allowed him to continue touring even as a 70-year-old man. The fact that Crosby had the knowledge and felt the need to warn his follower against the risk of addiction reflects that, past experiences can be the roughest but also the most helpful guides in life.

The account named Creekosaurus asked Crosby the following question:

“Croz, on a positive healing note~ have you any recommendations on pain relief (herb wise) my girl wants to get off of the opiated heavy meds. She has a rare blood cancer-and has never partaken ever… I know this is the path to relief? Any tips?”

To which David Crosby gave the following answer:

“Try CBD but it’s only a mild painkiller… No side effects though… The problem with real pain killers is addiction which happens very very fast… One month and you are in trouble.”

You can see the tweet that David Crosby posted on his Twitter account, below.