The Cannabis Epidemic

With Mark Friedlander, M.D., M.B.A., Chief Medical Officer, Behavioral Health at UHS | December 9, 2021 12:00AM CDT

Cannabis use has increased significantly in the US. This session will focus on the forces driving this rise in use, risk factors for the development of dependence, and outline the science related to cannabinoids. Risks, benefits, harms and dependence will be reviewed. Consequences of use, special risk categories and specific challenges related to cannabis use will be discussed. Approaches to screening and treatment of dependence will be outlined.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand that cannabis is not harmless
  • Appreciate the forces leading to increased use
  • Outline the approaches to screening and treatment

Note: This is a recording from a live presentation, hosted by the Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Learning Network in December 2021. Only attendees of the live presentation are eligible to receive a CE credit from this seminar.

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