Skip Page Header

Home > Online policy and practice briefings. Responding to problems associated with cannabis use.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2019) Online policy and practice briefings. Responding to problems associated with cannabis use. URL: https://www.emcdda.europa.eu/best-practice/briefin...

URL: https://www.emcdda.europa.eu/best-practice/briefin...


The EMCDDA's Best Practice Portal refers to the current evidence on the effectiveness of the available treatment options for cannabis users.

Cannabis use can result in, or exacerbate, a range of physical and mental health, social and economic problems. Problems are more likely to develop if use begins at a young age and develops into regular and long-term use. The primary objectives for health and social responses to address cannabis use and associated problems should therefore include:

  • preventing use, or delaying its onset from adolescence until young adulthood;
  • preventing the escalation of cannabis use from occasional to regular use;
  • reducing harmful modes of use; and
  • providing interventions, including treatment, for people whose cannabis use has become problematic
Item Type
Webpage
Publication Type
International, Guideline, Web Resource
Drug Type
Cannabis
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive, Drug therapy, Treatment method, Harm reduction, Psychosocial treatment method, Rehabilitation/Recovery, Screening / Assessment
Source
Date
2019
Publisher
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Corporate Creators
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication
Lisbon
EndNote

Repository Staff Only: item control page