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Research Snapshot: The Effectiveness of Psychosocial Interventions for Cannabis Use Disorder

2018

Research Snapshot: The Effectiveness of Psychosocial Interventions for Cannabis Use Disorder

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This factsheet was developed by the Evidence Exchange Network for Mental Health and Addictions.

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One in six adolescent cannabis users and one in two daily cannabis users will fit the criteria for cannabis use disorder.

Using psychosocial interventions as a treatment option is somewhat effective in decreasing cannabis use and dependency in the short term compared to no treatment at all. Specifically, CBT group sessions combined with MET individual sessions are the most explored treatments and are shown to be the most effective.

Evidence shows that many youth engage in risky passenger behaviour such as getting into a car with a driver who has consumed alcohol or cannabis. However, it’s important to note that there is still some debate about whether driving after using cannabis is related to car accidents and deaths.

Evidence Exchange Network for Mental Health and Addictions. (2018, November 12). Research Snapshot: The Effectiveness of Psychosocial Interventions for Cannabis Use Disorder. https://www.eenet.ca/sites/default/files/2018/Research%20Snapshot%20-%20Psychosocial%20Systematic%20Review.pdf

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