Cannabis Dependence: Its Nature, Consequences and Treatment

Editor : Roger Roffman, Editor : Robert Stephens

Cannabis Dependence: Its Nature, Consequences and Treatment

Book Details

  • Publisher : Cambridge U.P.
  • Published : 2006
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : 404
  • Category :
    Addictions
  • Catalogue No : 23763
  • ISBN 13 : 9780521814478
  • ISBN 10 : 0521814472
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Cannabis dependence is controversial. Does it occur or is it a myth put forth by those who oppose legalization? This review sets out to answer all related questions, beginning with an examination and moving into diagnosis, classification, epidemiology, public health, policy, issues relating to regulation and prohibition, and interventions. Cannabis dependence is controversial. Does it occur or is it a myth put forth by those who oppose legalization? What are the signs of cannabis dependence? How many people are affected? What are the health and behavioral risks of becoming cannabis-dependent? What counseling approaches have been tested with adults and adolescents, and how effective are they? What are the arguments for legalization, regulation, or prohibition? Looking back and toward the future, what do we know and what do we need to learn? This state-of-the-science review sets out to answer all those questions, beginning with an historical examination and moving into diagnosis, classification, epidemiology, public health, policy, issues relating to regulation and prohibition, and evidence-based interventions.

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