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Marijuana Treatment Program for Youth and Adults: CANDIS . . .

"Step out of the history that is holding you back and into the new story you are willing to create"

- Oprah Winfrey

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

  • Co-occurring disorders

  • Withdrawal and relapse management

  • Cravings, problem solving, and refusal skills

This program is delivered in a group setting with individual and family therapy as an adjunct if needed. It is not meant to be a replacement for a primary substance abuse treatment program or IOP because it is focused only marijuana use.

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