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Cannabis

Cannabis

by Lee K, Freeburn B, Ella S, Miller W, Perry J, Conigrave K

Book section
Year 2012
Book title Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work
City Sydney
Publisher University of Sydney
Page 127-138
Isbn 9781742102672 (hard copy) 9781742102689 (online)

Abstract adapted from the University of Sydney

This chapter is from the Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work and provides information for alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers on cannabis, including:

  • cannabis use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • how cannabis is used
  • how cannabis effects the body
  • how to recognise the harms from cannabis
  • how to recognise cannabis dependence
  • how to recognise cannabis withdrawal
  • how to assess a client who uses cannabis
  • how to help a client who uses cannabis
  • reducing the harms is a client cannot or will not stop using cannabis
  • preventing cannabis use.

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