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
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.