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  • 1. Jason Li
    Cannabis Related Disorders
  • 2. What is Cannabis?
    Weed like species
    Tropical plant
    Contains psychoactive chemicals like THC
    Derived from greek word kannabis
    Source of marijuana or hashish
    Street named weed, maryjane, pot, ganja, bud
  • 3. How does it affect users?
    Short Term Physical and Psychological Effects-euphoria, anxiety, clumsiness, hunger, paranoia, racing heart, dry mouth, tiredness, lethargy, uncontrollable laughter, bloodshot eyes
  • 4. Cannabis Use Disorders
    Cannabis Dependence
    -all consuming thoughts of cannabis
    -actions focusing on cannabis
    Cannabis Abuse
    -high tolerance
    -repeated chronic use
  • 5. Cannabis Intoxication
    -typical short term effects of cannabis use
    -normal symptoms from drug use
    Cannabis Intoxication Delirium
    -magnified effects
    -more severe version of intoxication
    -delirium and hallucinations
    Cannabis Induced Disorders
  • 6. Cannabis Induced Psychotic Disorder
    -prominent delusions and hallucinations
    -persecution/grandeur
    -can occur even after high wears off
    Cannabis-Induced Anxiety Disorder
    -frequent adverse reaction
    -anxiety reaction to stress
    Flashback Syndrome
    -recurrence of feelings and perceptions of past drug experience
    -occurs after use
    Cannabis Induced Disorders cont…
  • 7. Most common illicit drug used
    In 2000 .8% of any age group reported dependence
    Male adolescents and young adults biggest demographic
    Most common in urban communities
    Denver, Miami, New Orleans, and Minneapolis most numbers
    Statistics
  • 8. Statistical Demographics
  • 9. Cessation of drug use needed to stop or alleviate disorders
    Use directly linked to illnesses
    Must solve root
    Treatment
  • 10. Individual Psychotherapy
    -establish trust
    -address cause of drug abuse
    Family Therapy
    -create family support unit
    -family involvement activities
    Group Therapy
    -10 to 15 users with common goal
    -identify with each other
    -community help
    Outpatient Treatments
  • 11. Hospitalized Treatment
    -constant monitoring
    -only for severe cases
    -absence of social network
    Inpatient Treatment
  • 12. Halfway Houses
    -living environment provided
    -10 to 20 individuals
    -shared responsibilities
    Therapeutic Communities
    -supervised group
    -live in community shared jobs
    -group treatment sessions
    Residential Treatment
  • 13. 15 years old referred to mental health clinic cannabis user since 13 on weekends
    Trouble sleeping since uncles death
    Paranoid sensations, hysterical crying and screaming after a couple of joints
    Symptoms continued to persist with disturbing dreams
    Signs of psychological problems and delusions as a result of marijuana use
    Case Study: Susan