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Copeland, Jan and Frewen, Amie and Elkins, Kathryn [Australian Government, NHMRC] . (2009) Management of cannabis use disorder and related issues. A clinician’s guide. Sydney: National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre, University of New Wales. 128 p.

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This guide provides the knowledge essential to help people reduce, cease, or manage their cannabis-use problems. The manual aims to provide facts, figures, and useful techniques to assist clinicians in providing evidence-based treatments for cannabis users wishing to change the patterns of their use. The manual also provides a number of worksheets to use with cannabis clients.

The manual is divided into 12 sections:
Chapter 1: Background information
Chapter 2: Working with cannabis users
Chapter 3: Screening for cannabis use
Chapter 4: Assessment
Chapter 5: Withdrawal management
Chapter 6: Brief interventions
Chapter 7: Special considerations
Chapter 8: Family interventions
Chapter 9: Psycho-education and social support
Chapter 10: Treating mental health in cannabis users
Chapter 11: Screening tools
Chapter 12: Worksheets


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Cannabis
Intervention Type:AOD disorder treatment method, AOD disorder drug therapy, Rehabilitation/Recovery, AOD disorder harm reduction, Psychosocial treatment method, Education and training
Source:Australian Government, NHMRC
Date:2009
Pages:128 p.
Publisher:National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre, University of New Wales
Place of Publication:Sydney
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Care by type of problem > Mental health care
G Health and disease > Drugs and alcohol disorder > Drug use > Drug withdrawal syndrome
N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines > Practice / clinical guidelines
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Identification and screening > Identification and screening for drugs and alcohol use
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method > Individual therapy > Brief intervention
VA Geographic area > Australia and Oceania > Australia
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Cannabis / Marijuana
G Health and disease > Drugs and alcohol related disorder > Drugs and alcohol related mental disorder
HA Screening, identification, and diagnostic method > Medical screening and diagnostic method
A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Natural history of drugs and alcohol use > Drugs and alcohol recovery
HA Screening, identification, and diagnostic method > Psychosocial screening and diagnostic method
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method > Family or marital therapy
A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Drugs and alcohol effects and consequences

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