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  • Print publication year: 2006
  • Online publication date: October 2009

6 - Cognitive-Behavioral and Motivational Enhancement Treatments for Cannabis Dependence

from Part II - Interventions with Cannabis-Dependent Adults


Cognitive-behavioral (CBT) and motivational enhancement treatments (MET) are two of the most researched and most empirically supported approaches to the treatment of alcohol and drug use disorders. MET is based on motivational interviewing (MI), an empathic, reflective therapeutic style designed to resolve ambivalence and develop self-motivation for change. CBT targets the functional role that drug use plays in the individual's life. Clients learn to identify the antecedent feelings, thoughts, and situations that precipitate use, and then are helped to generate and master alternate responses. Both group and individual CBT interventions have been found to be efficacious with cannabis-dependent adults, as well as with other drug-dependent populations. For the most part, MET and CBT treatments have been adapted and applied to cannabis-dependent adults in the same way they have been used with alcohol and other drug problems.
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