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Cannabis series the whole story Part 7 Differentiating between medical use and recreationalsocial use, abuse and addiction

Cannabis series the whole story Part 7 Differentiating between medical use and... DEBATE Cannabis series – the whole story Part 7: Differentiating between medical use and recreational/social use, abuse and addiction Mary Lynn Mathre Addictions Consult Service President, Patients Out of Time University of Virginia Health System Charlottesville, Virginia US his part of the cannabis series is not “The intent of this article is to intended to deny problems of abuse, encourage clinicians to be open- Tdependence or addiction with cannabis, minded about cannabis use and but rather to encourage treatment professionals acknowledge that not all use is and health care professionals in general to fully problematic.” explore the reasons for use, the use patterns, and the consequences of use with clients to Rather than focusing on how to diagnose cannabis determine whether or not a client’s use of use problems, this article will challenge drug and cannabis is indeed a problem for that client. alcohol professionals to consider two other The author assumes that treatment possibilities regarding cannabis use: 1) differentiating professionals use established criteria to make a social/recreational cannabis use from abuse/addiction diagnosis of cannabis addiction. However, the and 2) differentiating therapeutic use from problem author is concerned that due to the use. Treatment professionals will agree that although http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Drugs and Alcohol Today Emerald Publishing

Cannabis series the whole story Part 7 Differentiating between medical use and recreationalsocial use, abuse and addiction

Drugs and Alcohol Today , Volume 3 (3): 6 – Sep 1, 2003

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1745-9265
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10.1108/17459265200300022
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DEBATE Cannabis series – the whole story Part 7: Differentiating between medical use and recreational/social use, abuse and addiction Mary Lynn Mathre Addictions Consult Service President, Patients Out of Time University of Virginia Health System Charlottesville, Virginia US his part of the cannabis series is not “The intent of this article is to intended to deny problems of abuse, encourage clinicians to be open- Tdependence or addiction with cannabis, minded about cannabis use and but rather to encourage treatment professionals acknowledge that not all use is and health care professionals in general to fully problematic.” explore the reasons for use, the use patterns, and the consequences of use with clients to Rather than focusing on how to diagnose cannabis determine whether or not a client’s use of use problems, this article will challenge drug and cannabis is indeed a problem for that client. alcohol professionals to consider two other The author assumes that treatment possibilities regarding cannabis use: 1) differentiating professionals use established criteria to make a social/recreational cannabis use from abuse/addiction diagnosis of cannabis addiction. However, the and 2) differentiating therapeutic use from problem author is concerned that due to the use. Treatment professionals will agree that although

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Drugs and Alcohol TodayEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 2003

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