The use of motivational interviewing in conjunction with adapted dialectical behavior therapy to treat synthetic cannabis use disorder

Alyssa R. Dietz, Michael E. Dunn

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Abstract

Little empirical information is established about synthetic marijuana, including the treatment of related disorders. Similar to organic marijuana, chronic synthetic use can lead to a variety of functional impairments, including diminished academic and workplace productivity and performance. Many traditional approaches emphasize treating co-occurring disorders separately, but the present case examines concurrent treatment for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed., DSM-IV) Synthetic Marijuana Dependence and Generalized Anxiety Disorder by using Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Relapse Prevention (RP) in conjunction with an adapted form of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). A model for treatment and its potential effects are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)455-471
Number of pages17
JournalClinical Case Studies
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 8 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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