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Canadian Guidelines on Cannabis Use Disorder Among Older Adults.

Can Geriatr J. 2020 Mar;23(1):135-142

Authors: Bertram JR, Porath A, Seitz D, Kalant H, Krishnamoorthy A, Nickerson J, Sidhu A, Smith A, Teed R

Abstract
Background: Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD) is an emerging and diverse challenge among older adults.
Methods: The Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health, with financial support from Health Canada, has produced evidence-based guidelines on the prevention, identification, assessment, and treatment of this form of substance use disorder.
Conclusions: Older adults may develop CUD in the setting of recreational and even medical use. Clinicians should remain vigilant for the detection of CUD, and they should be aware of strategies for prevention and managing its emergence and consequences The full version of these guidelines can be accessed at www.ccsmh.ca.

PMID: 32226572 [PubMed]


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