Cannabis dependence and its impact on mental health

  • In addition, women with a history of cannabis dependence were more likely than men to be in remission and to have excellent mental health.
  • The study also found that with each decade of age, adults had double the likelihood of achieving both remission and excellent mental health.
  • While the Statistics Canada survey used for the study did not gather information on what interventions, if any, those with cannabis dependence received, other research indicates that combined treatments, such as motivational enhancement therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, are quite successful in reducing cannabis use as well as dependence related symptoms.
  • Previous research indicates that among cannabis users, dependence is high.

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