An evidence-based, abstinence-oriented cannabis treatment program, CANDIS was developed by Dr. Eva Hoch, an award-winning and internationally renowned expert in the treatment of cannabis use disorder.
Using motivational enhancement therapy (MET), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and contingency management, this program has proven success with its three main objectives for clients: to realize problematic cannabis use, to participate in treatment, and to abstain from use using relapse prevention skills.
The CANDIS program begins with a client assessment and continues with ten sessions that focus on:
Physical and psychological effects of marijuana
Internal and external triggers
Strategies for change
Withdrawal and relapse management
Cravings, problem solving, and refusal skills
Ideal for use in a variety of settings, the program is designed for 90-minute sessions but can be modified for shorter time periods. A facilitator manual, a DVD that includes a video overview of marijuana, and a CD-ROM with reproducible client worksheets and fact sheets are all included in this effective, affordable tool for helping clients overcome their dependence on cannabis.
Dr. Eva Hoch is an award-winning clinical psychologist and psychotherapist with an international reputation in the field of substance use disorders with a special focus on cannabis. She was the head of the Cannabis Treatment Research Group and the outpatient cannabis treatment clinic at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany from 2005 to 2010. She is a university lecturer, an author or co-author of 30 scientific publications, and a member of various scientific research associations.
Item: 3635 ISBN-13: 9781616496760 Publisher: Hazelden Published Year: 2017
Evidence-based and abstinence-oriented, CANDIS is an effective, affordable tool for helping both youth and adult clients overcome their dependence on cannabis.