Home > Clinical question: In people with cannabis use disorder, can motivational enhancement therapy or cognitive‐behavioral therapy improve outcomes to a greater extent than delayed treatment?

Burch, Jane and Tort, Sera [The Cochrane Library] . (2018) Clinical question: In people with cannabis use disorder, can motivational enhancement therapy or cognitive‐behavioral therapy improve outcomes to a greater extent than delayed treatment? London: Wiley. Cochrane Clinical Answers

URL: https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cca/doi/10.1002/cc...

Compared with delayed treatment in adults with cannabis use disorder (mostly in their 20’s and 30’s), motivational enhancement therapy (MET) or cognitive‐behavioral therapy (CBT) may reduce the number of days of cannabis use (on average, by 5.67 days; moderate‐quality evidence), the number of joints per day (very low‐quality evidence), symptoms of dependence (low‐quality evidence), and cannabis‐related problems (including medical, legal, social, or family‐related; low‐quality evidence) when results for these outcomes are elicited for the 30 days immediately before the date of assessment. These apparent benefits were observed for both high‐intensity (more than four sessions, or treatment duration longer than one month) and low‐intensity interventions. However, follow‐up was relatively short (up to 34 weeks), so whether these changes in cannabis use are sustained over the longer term remains unclear.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Guideline
Drug Type:Cannabis
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD disorder treatment method, Psychosocial treatment method
Source:The Cochrane Library
Date:5 June 2018
Publisher:Wiley
Place of Publication:London
EndNote:View
Subjects:B Drugs and alcohol substances > Cannabis / Marijuana
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method
HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
HJ Treatment method > Directive and nondirective therapy > Psychoanalytic therapy > Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method > Motivational interviewing
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Patient care management
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Treatment and maintenance > Treatment factors
N Communication, information and education > Recommendations or guidelines > Practice / clinical guidelines

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