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Title: The emerging cannabis treatment population
Authors: Hamilton, Ian
Lloyd, Charlie
Monaghan, Mark P.
Paton, Kirsteen
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Citation: HAMILTON, I. ... et al., 2014. The emerging cannabis treatment population. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 14 (3), pp. 150 - 153.
Abstract: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine recent trends in presentation to treatment where cannabis is identified as the primary drug. Design/methodology/approach – Data is drawn from the recently published Public Health England report and supplemented with Home Office and European data. Findings – The data shows a marked increase in presentations for cannabis treatment over recent years. The authors offer some potential explanations for this trend. Research limitations/implications – The authors need to improve our understanding of the type of cannabis that is available and how specifically it is used. In parallel there is a pressing need for an evaluation of evidence in relation to treatment for problematic cannabis users. Originality/value – This paper highlights this recent trend in treatment presentations, offers some potential explanations and makes associated recommendations.
Description: This article is © Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DAT-01-2014-0005). Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1108/DAT-01-2014-0005
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/23265
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/DAT-01-2014-0005
ISSN: 1745-9265
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies)

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