Brief Marijuana Dependence Counseling Saratoga Springs NY

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.

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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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