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Sifting through the weeds: Is Marijuana abstinence a realistic goal?

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Speakers

John Mariani, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center; Medical Director, Substance Treatment and Research Service (STARS)           

Adam Bisaga, MD, Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center; Research Psychiatrist, Substance Treatment and Research Service (STARS)     

Description

Dr. John Mariani and Dr. Adam Bisaga will provide an overview of the epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of cannabis use disorder, with an emphasis on the effectiveness of medication treatments and behavioral therapy for adolescents and adults.  Before answering questions from listeners, these experts will briefly discuss experimental treatments for marijuana dependence available at present at the Substance Treatment and Research Service (STARS) on the Columbia University Medical Center campus, as well as the development of new medications and avenues for future research.

Contact Information

For more information about research opportunities for adults with marijuana dependence, please visit http://www.stars.columbia.edu/or call the Substance Treatment and Research Service (STARS) at 212-923-3031.  For more information about substance use disorders, please visit the website of the National Institute on Drug Abuse at http://www.drugabuse.gov/

To listen to any of our previous shows on topics such as mental health or OCD in children or adults please go to blogtalkradio.com/columbiapsychiatrynyspi 

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