16 de janeiro de 2021

Pharmacological Treatment of Cannabis Dependence

24 de outubro de 20121min

A.M. Weinstein, and David A. Gorelic

Cannabis is the most frequently used illegal substance in the world [1–3]. Cannabis abuse and cannabis dependence are diagnoses recognized in the United States Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition (DSM IV) [4] and the WHO International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) [5]. In the United States, the number of individuals with disorders associated with cannabis use is twice that of any other illicit drug [1], with approximately 4 million adults meeting criteria for a life-time diagnosis of cannabis dependence [6]. Relapse rates for cannabis users in treatment are comparable to those found for other drugs of abuse [7–11]. 

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Sobre a UNIAD

A Unidade de Pesquisa em álcool e Drogas (UNIAD) foi fundada em 1994 pelo Prof. Dr. Ronaldo Laranjeira e John Dunn, recém-chegados da Inglaterra. A criação contou, na época, com o apoio do Departamento de Psiquiatria da UNIFESP. Inicialmente (1994-1996) funcionou dentro do Complexo Hospital São Paulo, com o objetivo de atender funcionários dependentes.