Brief Marijuana Dependence Counseling Anchorage AK

The counseling approach presented in this manual addresses these issues among others. It comprises three key intervention components: motivational enhancement, cognitive behavioral skills training, and case management. Each session presents examples of how a counselor might introduce certain topics, facilitate the client’s resolution to stop using marijuana, provide skills training, and help the client access needed community supports.

Akeela Inc
(907) 565-1200
4111 Minnesota Drive
Anchorage, AK
Hotline
(907) 276-0528
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients

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Starting Point
(907) 562-6116
341 West Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Providence Alaska Medical Center
(907) 212-6970
3801 Lake Otis Parkway
Anchorage, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Cook Inlet Tribal Council Inc
(907) 550-2400
4330 Elmore
Anchorage, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired

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Alaska VA Healthcare Sys/Reg Office
(907) 257-4854
2925 DeBarr Road
Anchorage, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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RITE Inc
(907) 562-7483
307 East Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Alaska Human Services Inc/Outpatient
(907) 561-4535
750 East Fireweed Lane
Anchorage, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Stepping Stones
(907) 569-0097
611 West 47th Street
Anchorage, AK
Hotline
(907) 276-0528
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, Residential beds for clients' children, Criminal justice clients

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Volunteers of America Alaska
(907) 279-9634
1675 C Street
Anchorage, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, DUI/DWI offenders

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Narcotic Drug Treatment Center Inc
(907) 276-6430
520 East 4th Avenue
Anchorage, AK
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Brief Marijuana Dependence Counseling

Brief Marijuana Dependence Counseling

These three examples illustrate several important questions commonly asked by people about

their marijuana use:

• Is it possible to be dependent on marijuana?

• Do I want to stop using because of what I’ve experienced?

• Can I succeed in stopping, given the challenges I’ve faced in the past?

The counseling approach presented in this manual addresses these issues among others. It comprises three key intervention components: motivational enhancement, cognitive behavioral skills training, and case management. Each session presents examples of how a counselor might introduce certain topics, facilitate the client’s resolution to stop using marijuana, provide skills training, and help the client access needed community supports.

Background

Before 1994, no published, controlled trials of treatment for marijuana use disorders existed, which is surprising because marijuana long has been the most frequently used illicit substance in the United States. Interest in treatment for people who use marijuana may have been lacking

because of myths that extensive marijuana use did not lead to dependence and that no adverse consequences were associated with misuse (Roffman et al. 1988; Stephens and Roffman 1993).

The relatively mild withdrawal symptoms associated with marijuana use may have led to a belief that dependence was unlikely and that people who needed treatment abused other substances

and their marijuana use ...

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