Brief Counseling for Marijuana Dependence
Use the article Brief Counseling for Marijuana Dependence to respond to these discussion questions. To find the proper pages, the page numbers for the Brief Counseling guide are the ones that should be typed into the page finder at the top of the page (note that they are different than the numbers in the table of contents). Select one of the scenarios in the guide found on pages 10-11 to use in your response.
- Briefly summarize the client’s (from the selected scenarios) main problem according to the client. Then, explain what the real problem is (related to cannabis use).
- Create an explanation of the effects of continued cannabis use on the body and brain. Write the explanation from the perspective of an addiction professional who might work with your client.
- Using the Overview of Session 4 information in the reading (begins on p.115 of the guide) and information from the assigned chapter, explain how people become dependent on cannabis . Then suggest a strategy that the client in your chosen scenario might use to explore his/her addictive patterns.