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Gender Differences in Cannabis Use Disorder Treatment

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A new research study published in The American Journal on Addictions examined gender differences in clinical profiles among treatment-seeking cannabis-dependent adults.

 

The key finding from this study was that cannabis-dependent women may present to treatment with more severe withdrawal symptoms and psychiatric conditions.

 

This means that these women are likely to require more tailored and perhaps integrated treatment addressing mental health issues.

 

One element of any treatment program’s success is integrating wellness into one’s recovery lifestyle.  One tool available to treatment and recovery specialists to do just that is the evidence-informed Prevention Plus Wellness Adult Recovery Program: http://preventionpluswellness.com/ppw-adult-recovery/

 

Another tool for treatment and recovery professionals that work with youth to develop wellness lifestyles is the evidence-informed SPORT Recovery Program: http://preventionpluswellness.com/sport-recovery/

 

Both programs are founded on the evidence-based Prevention Plus Wellness Model, which has been used to develop dozens of programs that successfully link substance abuse prevention with wellness promotion.

 

Lastly, the new book Wellness for Adults in Recovery is a great tool for those individuals working on recovery to infuse wellness promotion into their daily routines: http://preventionpluswellness.com/wellness-adults-recovery/

 

Read the entire research abstract: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ajad.12503/full

 

 

Please share this post with individuals and organizations in your community that are dedicated to creating healthy lifestyles for those struggling with substance abuse.  

Thank you!

 


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