Cognitive behavioral therapy and the nicotine transdermal patch for dual nicotine and cannabis dependence: a pilot study.

@article{Hill2013CognitiveBT,
  title={Cognitive behavioral therapy and the nicotine transdermal patch for dual nicotine and cannabis dependence: a pilot study.},
  author={Kevin P Hill and Lindsay H Toto and Scott E. Lukas and Roger D. Weiss and George H. Trksak and John Rodolico and Shelly F. Greenfield},
  journal={The American journal on addictions},
  year={2013},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={233-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES We assessed the feasibility of a new cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) manual, plus transdermal patch nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), to treat co-occurring nicotine and cannabis dependence. METHOD Seven of 12 (58.3%) adults with DSM-IV diagnoses of both nicotine and cannabis dependence completed 10 weeks of individual CBT and NRT. RESULTS Participants smoked 12.6 ± 4.9 tobacco cigarettes per day at baseline, which was reduced to 2.1 ± 4.2 at the end of… CONTINUE READING