|Titre :||12-month follow-up of an exploratory 'brief intervention' for high-frequency cannabis users among Canadian university students (2012)|
|Auteurs :||B. FISCHER ; W. JONES ; P. A. SHUPER ; J. REHM|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy (Vol.7, n°15, 2012)|
|Article en page(s) :||5 p.|
|Discipline :||PRE (Prévention - RdRD / Prevention - Harm reduction)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEINTERVENTION BREVE ; CANNABIS ; USAGE PROBLEMATIQUE ; JEUNE ADULTE ; PREVENTION ; SUIVI DU PATIENT ; EVALUATION ; MILIEU ETUDIANT ; REDUCTION DES RISQUES ET DES DOMMAGES
Background: One in three young people use cannabis in Canada. Cannabis use can be associated with a variety of health problems which occur primarily among intensive/frequent users. Availability and effectiveness of conventional treatment for cannabis use is limited. While Brief Interventions (BIs) have been shown to result in short-term reductions of cannabis use risks or problems, few studies have assessed their longer-term effects. The present study examined 12-month follow-up outcomes for BIs in a cohort of young Canadian high-frequency cannabis users where select short-term effects (3 months) had previously been assessed and demonstrated.
Findings: N = 134 frequent cannabis users were recruited from among university students in Toronto, randomized to either an oral or a written cannabis BI, or corresponding health controls, and assessed in-person at baseline, 3-months, and 12-months. N = 72 (54 %) of the original sample were retained for follow-up analyses at 12-months where reductions in 'deep inhalation/breathholding' (Q = 13.1; p Conclusions: The results confirm findings from select other studies indicating the potential for longer-term and sustained risk reduction effects of BIs for cannabis use. While further research is needed on the long-term effects of BIs, these may be a valuable - and efficient - intervention tool in a public health approach to high-risk cannabis use.
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Refs biblio. :||25|
|Affiliation :||Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addictions, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, Canada|