Journal article

Online interventions for cannabis use among adolescents and young adults: Systematic review and meta-analysis.

Anna Beneria, Olga Santesteban-Echarri, Constanza Daigre, Hailey Tremain, Josep Antoni Ramos-Quiroga, Patrick D McGorry, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez

Early Interv Psychiatry | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Young people present high rates of cannabis use, abuse, and dependence. The United Nations estimates that roughly 3.8% of the global population aged 15-64 years used cannabis at least once in 2017. Cannabis use in young people may impair cognitive skills, interfere with learning, impact relationships, and lead to long term behavioural and psychological consequences. Online cannabis interventions (OCI) are increasingly popular, but their dissemination is not often supported by empirical evidence. AIM: To systematically compile and analyse the effectiveness of OCI for the reduction of cannabis use among adolescents and young adults (AYA). METHODS: Pooled effect sizes of cannabis us..

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