Treatment for Marijuana Problems

Mitch Earleywine

in Understanding Marijuana

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780195138931
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199893270 | DOI:
Treatment for Marijuana Problems

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This chapter addresses ways to alleviate marijuana problems. Some of the intricacies of treatment research appear first, followed by a review of studies focused specifically on therapy for troubles that stem from smoking too much cannabis. Suggestions for ways to improve therapy follow, including descriptions of three promising treatments for substance abuse. These treatments include cognitive-behavioral therapy, twelve-step facilitation, and motivational interviewing.

Keywords: marijuana use; drug abuse; substance abuse; cannabis; cognitive-behavioral therapy; twelve-step facilitation; motivational interviewing

Chapter.  8597 words. 

Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

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