54. Psychotherapeutic Interventions for Cannabis Use or Dependence in Outpatient Settings1

  1. Iosief Abraha1 and
  2. Cristina Cusi2

Published Online: 13 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch54

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

How to Cite

Abraha, I. and Cusi, C. (2012) Psychotherapeutic Interventions for Cannabis Use or Dependence in Outpatient Settings1, in Alcohol and Drug Misuse, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch54

Author Information

  1. 1

    Regional Health Authority of Umbria, Perugia, Italy

  2. 2

    Outpatient Services – Neurology, Clinical Institutes of Specialisation, Milan, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470659694

Online ISBN: 9781118454503



  • other drugs, cannabis use disorder, illicit substance use disorder;
  • psychotherapeutic in cannabis use/dependence in outpatient settings;
  • psychosocial interventions, and effectiveness in cannabis use/dependence;
  • efficacy evaluation of psychosocial interventions for cannabis;
  • primary outcomes, severity/self-reported use of cannabis/drop-out;
  • other outcomes, frequency of other substance use/cannabis-related;
  • group/individual sessions of CBT, and efficacy in cannabis dependence;
  • voucher-based incentives enhancing retention, alongwith psychotherapy;
  • low abstinence rate, cannabis not easily treated by psychotherapies;
  • unclear allocation concealment in studies, a source of concern


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