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Marijuana And Substance Use Disorder, Part 1: a historical perspective and DSM-5 overview

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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Course Created: 2016

Practice Level: Advanced

No book to buy Duration: 3 hours
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Course Summary

A marijuana or cannabis substance use disorder can result in significant impairment both mentally and physically. DSM-5 describes cannabis abuse and dependence as part of the same substance use disorder or cannabis use disorder. Clinicians are recommended to observe DSM-5 diagnostic criteria during screening and for diagnosing a cannabis substance use disorder, including new specifiers that may affect an individual's initial and ongoing treatment plan for recovery.

Course Format

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Learning Objectives

  • Identify the duration of drug action for smoked marijuana.
  • Explain the medical uses of cannabis.
  • Discuss cannabis-induced disorders.
  • Describe the relationship between marijuana use and mental illness.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Worldwide Use Of Marijuana
  • What Is Marijuana?
  • The Pharmacokinetics Of Tetrahydrocannabinol
  • Medical And Psychotherapeutic Uses Of Cannabis
  • Defining Harmful Drug Use
  • Other Cannabis-Induced Disorders
  • Acute- And Chronic-Effects Of Marijuana Use
  • Marijuana Use And Mental Illness
  • Addiction Potential Of Marijuana
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