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Marijuana And Substance Use Disorder, Part 2: Screening and Treatment

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

Practice Level: Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 3 hours
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Course Summary

Although the long-term clinical outcome of marijuana use disorder may be less severe than other commonly used substances, it is by no means a "safe" drug. Sustained marijuana use can have negative impacts on the brain as well as the body so it is important to look at ways to detect the presence of substance use. Screening procedures are designed to detect the possible presence of a substance use disorder and the need for further care. This course will focus on the screening and treatment of marijuana use and addiction using DSM-5 criteria and evidenced-based screening tools and guidelines relied upon to develop a plan for recovery.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the screening procedure for marijuana use
  • Explain stimulus control as a treatment method
  • Discuss the stages of remission
  • Describe models of change in the treatment process

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Screening For Marijuana Use
  • Marijuana Use Disorder Treatment And Recovery Program
  • Recovery Education
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Contingency Management
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Self-Help Programs
  • Pharmacological Treatment
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