Cannabis Use Disorder: Focus on Treatment as Marijuana Use Rises

As marijuana use and potency increases, the demand for treatment for cannabis use disorder is on the rise. Frances Levin, MD, Kennedy Leavy Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, explains what treatments are available and who is seeking help for the disorder.

With marijuana use on the rise in the United States, and an increase in potency of the drug, addiction specialists are seeing a rise in the rates of daily/heavy use of marijuana among teens, according to an expert from Columbia University Medical School.

Frances Levin, MD, Kennedy Leavy Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, says while teens represent about 30 percent of treatment admissions for cannabis use disorder, the majority of patients treated for the disorder are 18 and older. Dr. Levin spoke about cannabis use disorder at the recent annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association.

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