Effectiveness of A-CRA/ACC in Treating Adolescents with Cannabis-Use Disorders

  title={Effectiveness of A-CRA/ACC in Treating Adolescents with Cannabis-Use Disorders},
  author={Elizabeth Mcgarvey and Maguadalupe Leon-Verdin and Karen Bloomfield and Sharon Wood and Esther Winters and Jennifer Smith},
  journal={Community Mental Health Journal},
An evidence-based treatment for adolescent cannabis users, Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach with Assertive Continuing Care, was implemented in a rural county and small city in the USA. A total of 147 adolescents, ages 12–18, were enrolled and assessed at baseline and three time points: 3, 6, and 12 months using the Global Appraisal of Individual Needs and related measures. Program effectiveness was confirmed. The treatment was equally effective for youth from the city versus the… CONTINUE READING